The title is from an episode of Supernanny. This kid says to his dad, "I want my [toy] back" and the dad quickly yells, "I want my life back!" I laughed hysterically over this. It was sad, but only because he said it out loud! I don't condone saying mean things like that to your kids, but...
I sure wish I knew what I was getting into before I popped out my first bundle of joy. No one tells you about the fact that you are pretty much shackled to this being for several years until they get to the point where they hate you and don't want to be around you. Don't get me wrong, I planned BOTH my kids. With the first one, I loooooooved babies. I babysat and I was super jealous whenever I was around someone with a small child. I wanted someone to love me like that. I wanted to know what it felt like. It was my dream.
Boy was I wrong! Anyone contemplating having a child should definitely borrow one for a week. The media mocked the reality show "Baby Borrowers," but it was actually an awesome idea! There's a huge difference between WANTING a child and HAVING one.
Now here's where I feel I must point out a couple things. I love my kids! I am a good mom because I choose to be. It's not their fault that I'm not into the cookie cutter mold and that I want my own identity. I know there are mothers out there who will stare at their child all day long and praise Jesus every five minutes for this bundle of joy. Hang on, I just threw up in my mouth a little.
To those moms, good on you! That's great. Does it make me feel like you're a better parent? I wish it did, but I've known moms like that who ended up with totally messed up kids.
And to people who already realize kids are not an option anytime soon because you are too selfish, I applaud you for your wisdom (one of them being @aimeelady). I am NOT a selfish person, which is why I CAN be a good mom, but I want to continue to have my own identity. I used to be fun, I used to go out, have motivation to live life to its fullest. I still do, but where does one find the time? My friends all want to go out at 10pm or hang out on the spur of the moment, but those days are impossible for me. Plus, it's sad that if I have a choice between sleep and having fun, I'll always choose sleep.
I have lots more to say on this, but will spare you as this has gotten long... (to be continued.)
Amen sista! 3 Cheers for the Moms who are also living breathing people who want to have a life :)ReplyDelete
I know, eh? I always just wonder what the hell I did with all my spare time before kids. I never realized that when you are childless and you tell a mother that you are "so busy" or "so tired" that they want to stab you in the neck for uttering those words to them...ReplyDelete
I applaud you hun. I know just how you feel. I never knew the real meaning of selfless and tired until after I had my son. Now I know why I use to get all those awful looks from stating I was sooo tired cause I was out all night the night before hahaa. You're bloody awesome babe!ReplyDelete
You are officially my hero. I love your blogs, you are my favorite person in the world. Not in a creepy way of course. Look forward to more of this, You rock my world like a meteor!!!ReplyDelete
I'm smiling only because my kids are 13 and 18...ReplyDelete
I married my dear hubby 6 years ago and everyone immediately started asking when I was going to "give him a baby". (This from people who have kids, too.) Oh, but to start over again...NOT!
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel - AND I'm HAPPY 'bout that! ;-)
LOL, that was great :0) So true!ReplyDelete
You guys are the reason I love blogging! Thanks for all the comments! And thanks for not yelling at me, haha.ReplyDelete
Your blog was so funny and yet so sad. I'm there with you. Two kids under the age of 3 and I'm wondering, "What in the hell just happened to my life?" I want to be able to pee by myself again or go for a drive without getting hit in the head with a McDonald's Happy Meal toy. Sleep would be nice too.ReplyDelete
Save your blogs on this subject and use this one's title as your book title "I Want My Life Back!! I'll do the funny illustrations. stick figures, o.k.?