Not Cut Out To Be A Mom

This is a guest post by Mark Terborg

Around 2 or 3pm every Sunday I start thinking the same thing…

I’M NOT CUT OUT TO BE A MOM!

At least not the kind of mom that Candiss is.

After taking extra days off to be home with the family around Christmas I’m feeling it more than usual. The kids never run out of energy… which is fun, but exhausting!

Every time I do the dishes my youngest decides she wants to climb on the dishwasher and “help” me… if she isn’t doing that she is throwing whatever she can get her hands on all over the house. My middle child is in a constant state of running, jumping, and wrestling. My oldest loves to talk… so much that I always have to make a constant effort to actually listen because the default mode of every human is to start tuning out anything that never ceases!

So, how bad is it to take care of our 3 kids with unlimited energy? Not bad at all! I love it! I get to play and enjoy life with them everyday when I get home from work and every weekend.

But you know what? I also get to go sit in a silent office for 40 hours a week. (Silent compared to volume levels at home!)

I tell Candiss all the time that I have no idea how she is a stay at home mom! She never gets a break! I would go insane!

When I’m home alone with the kids for a Saturday (which rarely happens) I feel a sense of accomplishment when the kids and I can put away all the toys that got taken out and throw away the garbage and food that ended up on the floor before Candiss gets back home… let alone do all the laundry, mop the floors and do all the other cleaning, go grocery shopping at Meijer with 3 kids and 2 carts, and have dinner on the table the minute that she gets home….And at 2 or 3pm on Sunday I’m looking forward to my quiet office… because I’M EXHAUSTED!

I’M NOT CUT OUT TO BE A MOM!

Thank you Candiss! I don’t know how you do it!

I LOVE MY KIDS, BUT GOD MADE ME TO GO TO WORK! 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

2 thoughts on “Not Cut Out To Be A Mom

  1. You guys are such a sweet couple! Mark, candiss is lucky to have you! Understanding our spouse is hard, but needed & appreciated! God bless you Terborg’s!!!

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