I don't feel like this lady... everyday. I chose to have kids and be a stay at home mom. Overall, I am really happy with that. Do I feel a pang of jealously when my childless friends jet off to exotic locations or embark on a solo Costco trip? Yes. Do I envy their ability to go to the bathroom alone, sleep in on the weekends, and not take out a second mortgage to pay the babysitter? Yeah, sometimes. Occasionally I do long for the days when I didn't know what Yo Gabba Gabba was, but on the whole, being a mom is a pretty cool job.
Well, even the best jobs have their pit falls. I love my kids but some days I do feel trapped with no means of escape because I am trapped with no means of escape! Your child can be cutest, most well behaved, delightful creature on earth, but if their nose is running, forget it! Nobody is going to come with in 20 feet of that thing. You are stuck with that kid. Preschool? No ma'am! Gym daycare? Don't bother trying. You have on your hands the most dreaded creature in the professional childcare world: a contagious kid. A snotty nose child is literally a face only a mother can love.
This is particularly a bummer to a mom who is try to fit in training. Unfortunately with sick kids working out is the first thing to go for me. And we are just at the beginning of cold and flu season! This first round of illness has made me realize I have a big flaw in my workout routine. I have no back up at home. If I can't leave the house, it doesn't happen.
Not only does this throw off my training, but I'm not that nice when I don't work out. I am more stressed and snappy. I've been known to throw a tantrum or two. No one wants to be around that.
|This is my other cure for stress. Just slightly more unhealthy.|
Am I the only one who has a hard time working out when the kids are sick? Any suggestions on how to balance it all?