Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New Title

I'm giving myself a new title. 
Well, actually, my husband gave it to me; so I guess I'm claiming it.

Home Manager.

I used to be proud of my title as housewife, (The name of this blog was even The Modern Housewife once.) then I became a stay-at-home mom. I'm proud of that too. But something happened when I became a mom of two Littles 15 months apart... I became stressed and overwhelmed. (Shocker, right?)

I had somehow gotten it in my head that I had to juggle everything by myself. That if my sweet hubby had to put a boy to bed, or move a load of laundry, that I was failing. And, well, I "failed" everyday. I couldn't do it all on my own and stay sane. Worse, I knew in my heart that I was being irrational, but my head didn't care. I could do everything before, why not now?

It was even starting to affect our marriage.

So Sunday night Justin and I talked, I felt better knowing he didn't mind moving a load of laundry, and he actually enjoyed tucking Jonah into bed. But my head still wasn't happy. Finally Justin explained that I don't need to do everything myself: I just need to make sure it somehow gets done. If I delegate something like putting a kiddo to bed, I'm still doing my duty because its getting done. 

When he explained it like that, it made total sense... And my silly head became happy.

So I am now the home-manager. Look for my new business cards next week. (I kid...)

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