Friday, January 18, 2013
We're in the thick of it these days...it's freezing, it's hard to get out every day, Ben hates his snowpants...winter and being a stay at home Mom can suck sometimes. I know, I know, no one likes to hear the whining of a person who gets to stay home...believe me I know how hard it is working long days in the winter too (up and it's dark, leave work and it's dark, a few measly weeks off each year if you're lucky). But being a stay at home Mom has an entire set of it's own things. There are lots of pluses, the biggest one being getting to be with Ben 24/7. It's why I did this, it's why I gave up my career (for now) to do this. But MAN can it be tough.
I think the hardest part, for me, is feeling isolated. Billy works really long days and nights. So, most days we have all of our meals alone, our outings are just us, and I don't have nearby friends with young kids that Ben can play with. There are drop in centres that we go to, but I have yet to see the same Mom twice if you can believe it. What's a girl to do?
There is a rec centre that has just opened near our house (we've been anxiously watch them build it for about a year now), so next week we're going to check out their 'Tots Stay and Play' program. I'm really hoping it's better than the other programs we've checked out. I have found that almost all of the girls running these programs seem kind of disinterested and hang out on their cell phones. Annoying.
On the weekends they have a family swim program so Billy and I are going to take Ben to that in the next couple of weeks, I'm pretty excited to see my guys swimming together!
Apart from that, I guess we'll just take each week as it comes, and try to get out as much as we can. I hope all you Moms out there are making it through the winter with your little ones ok. Here's hoping for an early spring!!