Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'm not technically a SAHM anymore

I was a really good teacher.  I am a really good mama.  I am not so good at being both.

I'm losing my status as a stay at home mom this week because I've started working outside the home again.  I'm a preschool teacher.  At the preschool where my mother is the director.  And only on the days Gus and Jack are attending that preschool.  (It's a family affair.)

It shouldn't be that difficult.  I've got a nice setup, I know.  But doing ANYthing with twins takes some planning and creativity.  Today I was at school with the boys for two and a half hours.  I got maybe 30 minutes worth of work done.  The rest of the time I spent feeding the boys lunch, playing outside with them, and chatting with people who wanted to see the boys.  Then I came home and it took me three hours to type up a welcome packet that normally would have taken me twenty minutes.  Sheesh.

So to all you mamas out there, especially twin-mamas, who work full time outside the home:  Kudos to you.  You have my honest and heartfelt admiration.

Does the dual role of mother and worker get easier with time?

Does it look like I'm going to let you get any work done, mama?


  1. I had to go back to work at 6 weeks. It actually got harder and harder for me to leave her as she would cry horribly when I left. She would settle within minutes and Daddy would let me know right away, but I often cried all the way to work myself.

    And so I quit my FT job and went to work PT (when Sasha was nearly 1½). It was still hard to leave her, but I only had to do it once per day rather than twice. Then I got laid off. And now... I don't want to work. I *desperately* do not want to work!

  2. I feel you, Jorje. After going back to "work" I find I don't want to be there anymore. I'm hoping it gets easier, I really am.