I am 45yo & have been a 100% SAHM for 8.5 years, was right decision at the time and I'm now looking for a job (probably will have to be FT).
Big problem of last 6 months is I cannot multitask any more, I find the kids so constantly demanding & distracting that I kind of give up and just browse websites all day or otherwise don't get much done, other than very frequently responding to their very frequent demands. I feel a little like I'm losing the will to live! I can get stuff done when they're all at school, it's just they rarely want to go out (my home is obviously much too nice to be in). So on non-school days NOTHING seems to happen or get done. I hate it (I would go out everyday all day if not tied to them, I have never been a homebody). And I cannot concentrate on doing anything much when they are here, unless I am happy to have them parked in front of videos & video games all day (okay sometimes, but not every day).
I don't think I am going to cure my 4 kids (age 4-13) of constantly demanding things of me any time soon.
Any coping strategies, or just sympathy?