I'm not usually a jealous person. I love my life, and while I have struggles and wish some things were different, I usually don't get into the habit of comparing myself to others. But lately I find that I get jealous over so many things now that I'm a parent! This week and next week I am off work, so I've been spending time with a local mom's group, who are mostly SAHMs in a higher income level than me, so these things are front-and-center in my brain right now.
So, I thought I should post a list so that maybe I can release them more easily (and I'm totally not judging any of you that might have these things). The grass is always greener, you know?
- SAHMs! Why do I have to f$%*ing work full time?!?
- That baby is doing ____ and mine isn't (sleeping, not-crying, not-puking, etc)
- Your house is so amazing! I can't believe I rent this tiny little place.
- Money (I've always struggled with money, but haven't really had any insecurities about it until now)
OK, hopefully I can release these now. Anyone else?