Monday, November 17, 2008

In Limbo~

Limbo???? I am in a weird place right now! I thought that leaving work and coming home would be easy. I thought that the transition back to stay at home miracle worker would just be like riding a bike! Well guess what? I have been home for about 4 weeks and I am not in any sort of groove. My house is still not clean, the laundry still piles up before my eyes, the kids are still getting used to me being home, the routine is not set, and sometimes I feel out of place. In my own home none the less. In my mind I guess I thought I would just walk back into this Bree Vandacamp kind of life. Not so much! The old part of me is so used to going going going, that I feel like I am still spinning. Before I know it my kids are going to be in school all day and I will look back and regret not making the most of them at my feet or in my shadow.

9 SAY WHAT??????????????????:

Tonya said...

dang! It's not easy switching your life like that?? :) I still feel like I'm in limbo because I graduated . . . then worked for a year . . . now I'm working for another year . . . but hmmm, what else is there to do? Our house isn't always clean either!! And I wonder what I am doing with my time but it's hard to adjust to . . . whatever it is!

Kenneth Brock Lamm said...

well then you should just come back and work...i saved your spot and the tacos are right next door ;)

Joleen said...

Alli- I have been home for 6 1/2 years.....my house is still not clean, the laundry is in piles 1 clean, 1 dirty), and we are still trying to find a routine that works. I don't say this to discourage you....just that its kinda normal! Don't give up! I have come to accept that while my kids a small, my house will never be clean, and the laundry will never be done! And that is OK with me....as long as I am getting to enjoy my kids while they are young.

Craig and Cynthia Shannon said...

Just hang in there. It will get better.

Natalie said...

You are such an awesome mom and you will adjust! I know your kids must love it with you home! Hang in there :)

Leah said...

Alli I feel the same way... except I never took a leave of absence! I don't know if it ever changes. I feel a bit hopeless at this point too. I guess that's just the daily struggles of life as a stay at home mom. It's the most rewarding thing but at the same time... ugh! It's nice to know that someone is in the same boat as me. Thanks for sharing. :)

Joleen said...

Thanks for the great comment!! You rock!! I added the BEEEEEEP....... Thanks. :D

Lachelle said...

Just think though, you have all this time to keep up on blogging!!! :)

Danny and Laura said...

I can't believe you forgot our appt the other night Alice! I hope you enjoyed your chocolate bar while taking a bubble bath. There is no such thing as routine, is there? If there is I don't think I will ever accomplish it. I try and try and I think it just frustrates both me and Parker. So I just decided to enjoy every second of his waking time and go with his flow. Will this bite me in the butt? Probably, but who wouldn't do whatever that kid wanted, he is so cute. You'll figure something out, your just that kind of cool girl!

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