May 12, 2010

The Post Mom-in-Law Blues

Posted in Family, Stay-at-home mom struggles at 6:43 pm by Jennifer

My wonderful mother-in-law was here the last few days, and unfortunately, she had to leave this morning.  I had such a great time with her.  She went to our baby dedication and small group bbq on Sunday, to the mall and watched Lily on Monday, and to the zoo yesterday.  It was fun!

Now, I’m kind of down.  Its hard being alone after having someone here for several days in a row.  Especially so when Glenda is one of those women who love to talk.  She talks so much, and its pleasant.  Lily doesn’t talk so much.  To her credit, she is only four months old and takes a ton of naps.  Not quite the same thing.

I would call one of my friends to hang out this afternoon, but I need to get things done around the house.  Neglect tends to happen when we have family down, and now, it is my turn to get things caught up (I’m not really very good at keeping things caught up when we don’t have family to visit).   <sigh>   I think I’m going to try and get together with someone later this week.

I’m not the only one who experience this, right?  I know that stay-at-home moms struggle.  I’ve only been one since October, and these struggles are a constant up and down battle.  I know that I’ll be okay…just right now, I’m a little down.  In an hour or two, I will be fine.  Especially after I have my coffee, which I just finished brewing.  🙂