Have there ever been days where you wanted to quit Motherhood? You wouldn’t be alone. There are days when I don’t like my job. Not this job. (This actually helps me stay relatively sane). I’m talking about my job as Mom. It’s hard! It’s tiring. And with three
boys bosses, it’s sometimes more than just a little demanding.
There are days when I would give anything to be out of the house 40 hours a week. I wish I could trade places with hubby just once in a while. At least I would get a shower in the mornings that way.
There are days when all that business travel I used to complain about would feel like a glamorous vacation.
But the thing with motherhood is that the benefits far and beyond outweigh the pitfalls. The smiling faces in the morning make up for the tears in the middle of the night.
The stories at bedtime make up for the tantrums at dinner time.
The displays of affection between siblings make up for all the toys taken and tears shed.
Motherhood is magical like that.
Oh there are “those” moments. For instance when your 2 year old is having a full blown, flop around on the floor like a fish, tantrum that subsequently makes the baby scream like he just saw something out of Psycho. (Which, by the way, makes a tantruming two year old scream even louder – if that’s possible). In those moments I just want to throw in the towel and run out the door screaming myself. Or at the very least go hide in my bedroom. I mean really, how do you even console anyone in those situations?
There are days when I feel like I’ve nailed it. Like the days when hubby walks through the door and I have dinner on the table and the kids are happily entertaining themselves close by in the living room. And there are days when I simply pass him a child in need of a bath and say “it’s your turn” .
But, in the end nothing fills my heart and makes me smile the way moments like this do….
So yes, there are days that I don’t like my job all that much. Days when I want to quit. Days when running away seems like something a perfectly sane person would do. BUT , even on those days, if I look really really hard, there are moments within that make being a Mom, at the risk of sounding too cliche, all worth it.
How about you? Do you have days you want to quit motherhood? What keeps you going on those days?