Moms And Kids 24/7
Wow, so this is what it is like for the moms who stay home all day with their children?
I lost my job recently and decided it was best to stay at home with my young children. I had plenty of friends and family who did this and I thought I had a good idea of what I was getting myself into.
Why Is It So Lonely?
The most unexpected thing I learned is that being home alone with your kids 24/7 is very lonely. Why?
Fragmented Conversations For The Win
The idea of having any REAL conversations throughout the day is just non-existent on most days. It’s difficult to focus away from all of the kid things going on, such as deciding who gets to pick the show to watch or playing games where you’re the one making the toys talk.
Now I know what a lonely retiree must feel like because I actually crave adult interaction. The daily text interaction with other moms, close friends and family throughout the day is great, but no replacing actual adult interaction. There is still a rush of excitement for me when the UPS guy shows up and we can chit chat for 3 minutes. It can be the highlight of my day.
I’m struggling with this craving for adult interaction. It at times creates a void, makes me feel especially lonely and even doubt my self-worth.