Those immortal words one partner says to the other after the first baby has started sleeping through for a couple of nights, and they have forgotten the hell of the sleepless nights. After the hormones have made a shift, and suddenly a new baby seems like a brilliant idea. The pain of birth is a distant memory, and the idea of a baby brother or sister increasing your family is all you can think of.
Just as I got the 4th child into school, we are told to home school! The benefits of homeschooling are, not having the stress of the school run, or juggling after-school clubs. Time is a little more flexible and I don’t need to worry about showing my great adventures on Facebook or glamming up for socializing with yummy mummy’s. On the other hand, homeschooling means HOMESCHOOLING! I’m running between all the children trying to make sure they have learnt something, eaten something, done some exercise and not killed each other before three o’clock. Phew! So let’s break it down and try to stay sane.
It’s a simple thought-provoking question. Maybe you would say, ‘I have a child/children, of course, I am happy! It would be an insult to my family to say I’m not happy! I AM happy.’ But, the question is not do you love your children? The question is about your feelings about yourself.
I want to watch TV!
I want to go home!
I want that toy…NOW!!