Glad to know I'm not alone! Well, sort of glad - I wish all of us could just have our dh home with us!
Baby and I will be traveling with dh next week when he leaves, so that is something. But he just emailed me today saying there's a conference he has to go to in Colorado toward the end of April - it just never ends! But he has applied for an overseas temporary assignment which we are hoping he will get. We would go with him, and he should be able to be with us most of the time. (Not during the work day, obviously, but evenings/weekends.) It will be ironic if we have to go to another country just to get some time together!
Originally Posted by Amy Lachney
Sometimes I think that being "single" SAHM can be more difficult than being a regular single mom due to the fact that we are with our children all.the.time. No job to go to, no break from the children, especially when they are very young and not in school, or if you are homeschooling! It can be frustrating and at times downright depressing to be home all the time, trying to pick up after a tornado of small children all day, with no help and no end in sight.
I don't know that I would say more difficult, but definitely difficult in a different way that people wouldn't expect. The 24/7 on-call thing does wear you down pretty badly. I feel bad that when my dh is home, I tend to throw the baby at him and go on a frenzy of errand-running. But I can get SO MUCH done when I don't have to haul the baby in and out of the car. And it's so nice to get out of the house. But I feel bad I'm not spending more time with him.
To those of you who say it's hard to adjust to having your dh home - I feel you on that. And it makes me feel bad. But Baby and I get in our own groove, and then dh comes home and it's like, "What? I have to accommodate someone else? Well that's annoying!"