I am sitting here at 8:30 p.m. experiencing my first stretch of quiet in 14 hours, feeling the sting of wife guilt because I haven’t had a full conversation with my husband in at least three days.
As a stay-at-home mom, I experience wife guilt a lot more often than mommy guilt. How can I have mommy guilt when I spend almost all of my time with my kids?
I say “almost all of my time” because there is a 8-hour stretch at night, after I take my three-year-old to the bathroom but before my toddler wakes up at 6 a.m. screeching, when I simply refuse to deal with them.
I am off the clock. I do not adult during that time. Just ask my husband.
I suffer from wife guilt because by the time Robbie gets home in the evening, I am so done with everyone and everything and I want nothing more than get in the car and drive away. And I have. But don’t worry, I always return … after the kids are in bed.
Being a mother is slowly turning me into a terrible wife. I know this because I went to my parent’s house tonight to dig up some old pictures for a project I’m working on, and I happened upon some of Robbie and I when we were 10 years younger and way, way hotter.
He tried to tell me it’s not that we’ve aged 10 years, Harmony. We’ve aged 10 years AND WE HAD THREE KIDS.
I do admit, though … looking at this makes my heart speed up a little. No wonder I called him “Hot Robbie” behind his back.
So maybe I will try a little harder to be a better wife, and maybe he will pretend that I can still fit into that dress.
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Maybe plan out a once a week date night for the two of you?…that’s if a babysitter is available.
Thank you for this. Hubby and i both work full time and have a kiddo, and we know less and less time will be there as we add to our family. Wife guilt is a real thing, especially after hubby is making dinner or doing dishes more than I am these days! 😉
Also, That is quite the adorable photo of you two.