Being a homemaker to me...is like the hugest job I have had in my life.
Today was a bad day. Husband sick with stomach flu. Trying to keep the kids away from dad (this was after my pedicure).
Trying to keep kids quiet so dad could sleep. Getting dinner made. Getting meals for tomorrow prepped. trying to disinfect door knobs and the like and praying that no one else get sick, and trying to install some discipline to a group of rowdy boys that think saliva belongs out of their mouth!
I see myslef as a mom, spiritual director, nurse, researcher, gardener, vet (in the most simpliest of terms), housekeeper, meal planner, seamstress...need I go on?
I think the biggest thing for me is to take a deep breath and say, "this too shall pass". they are only little for a little while. The mess will get cleaned up, everyone will be ok.
also to take time for myself, because it is a job and I need a break too.
One poster said she take breaks in the day. I love love love that idea!!
To actually talk to my hubby (and plan dates for ourselves even if he never takes the intuative sp?). can you believe that even sometimes when we *ahem* I start talking about the kids?