Thursday, February 25, 2010


To all of you stay at home moms...

Would you consider the ability to stay at home with your children a "Luxury"?

The other day, after a hard week of sickness and tantrums and not having any help, I sat in front of the TV, 5 cookies in hand, and zoned out. I got a phone call and as I told her what I was doing her reply was, "I wish I had that luxury."

Now this is coming from a single woman with a job and school, and nothing more to worry about but herself.

To me, my 15 minutes of alone time with no children climbing on me (only because they had finally decided to nap at the same time) was nothing more than a breather, and wish I could have taken my 15 minutes and read a good book. But come on...a luxury?! I had no energy for anything else but that.

Out of curiousity I went ahead and googled it...


1. indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living
2. (sometimes plural) something that is considered an indulgence rather than a necessity
3. something pleasant and satisfying the luxury of independence
4. (modifier) relating to, indicating, or supplying luxury a luxury liner
So, what do you think? To me a luxury would be a nanny maybe, or even a night for myself. Or how bout a 20 minute uninterrupted shower? Or a bathroom break?! What a luxury :)

Or how bout this house? I'm sure I would also have the "Luxury" of having a few maids, a chef, and JUST have the responsibility of caring for my children and husband.

No, my friends, I do not consider myself to be luxurious in the "stay at home" department. Although I do love my children, and do appreciate my husband for giving me the opportunity to stay home with my little ones, it does have it's downsides.

I wouldn't trade these moments for anything, but I wouldn't mind a break with a side of energy once in a while.


PS: Yes, I have been away from the blogging world. My husband has pretty much been gone from 8 in the morning to about 8 at night, so I've been on my own with the babies. And I'm exhausted. But I am not giving up!


  1. I don't get consider it a luxury.I do love it but to me it's my job also.I cook,clean,do laundry,chase the baby.Those 15 minutes sometimes are the only thing that keeps me sane! It is just like when you have a job and you get a 15 minute break.

  2. I think that staying home with the kids is less of a luxury than a life style choice. I don't know about you, but we chose to give up such luxuries as new cars, flash clothes, dinners out so that I could stay home with our girls.

    I don't think that anyone who isn't a parent can truly appreciate how much work goes into bringing up kids. There are no holidays, you take your breaks when you can sneak them in, you have to share your choccy biscuits, and uninterrupted showers . . . hmmm just a distant memory *sigh*

  3. Amen! It is so great to be home. But, I have never felt so exhausted, so frumpy, so uninspired....and I would give anything for just a five minute uninterrupted shower! Lila screams the whole time that I shower, and I leave the cutain half open so I can watch her....I would put her in with me, like you suggested once, but she hates shower water hitting her. She is more of a bath girl I about a 5 minute, uninterrupted, non drafty, warm shower. That would be a luxury!

    But, I still wouldn't trade it for the world.

  4. hey there! im a new follower...stopping by from sits! im 26 and a first time mama!

  5. I feel you, Susan! But you know what, these growing up years go by so fast. Before you know it, they'll be teenagers! :)

    Hang in there!