Mom vs. Maid
Do you ever sit down and wonder what your purpose is? I have the last few days... what am I meant to accomplish with my life? To cleanse and fold mountains of laundry over and over and over again? To wash dishes? Scrub floors? General cleaning of the home on a regular basis? Am I nothing more than a maid? I suppose not.
I'm also a nanny.
I get to deal with the tantrums, the constant string of "I'm bored" (even though I've given a long list of activities to occupy their time), the whining, the screaming, the messes, and the general craziness that often comes with having kids.
Now, I know I chose this life. I want to be a stay at home mom. But it doesn't mean I always like it. I understand that being a mom is a wonderful thing, but at times, I don't feel wonderful. I feel like an unpaid servant. I know that part of my problem is that I'm a reward driven person. And some days? Well, there just isn't a reward to be found.
And so I turn to you: how do you find the strength to keep getting up each day and doing the same thing over and over? How do you find the reward within your day? What do you do to keep the monotony away?
P.S. Please ignore all spelling errors... my spell check isn't working... again...