Saturday 7 May 2011

In which the secrets of Motherhood are revealed - Part 6 - Jealousy

The big green elephant in the room. The one that is socially unacceptable to admit too. So I'll do it for you. I often feel jealous of others and here are some of the reasons...

  • Their hubby works close to home and can be home for dinner with the little one
  • Hubby gets a guaranteed 45 minutes to himself twice a day (on the train)
  • That mum got back into her pre-baby clothes, I'm still not in mine - 3 years down the line.
  • That buggy, crib, carrier, car, carseat, nursery etc
  • Babies that sleep.
  • Babies that sleep in slings/buggies/carseats etc
  • That mum who always seems on top of things.
  • The mum with the clean house.
  • The mum in the boots, leggings and cute top... 
  • The dad heading to the park on a workday. 
  • The families with family near to help babysit and make meals when the wheels come off.
  • That Hubby gets to have coffee with a friend and not have a little one hanging off him.
  • That other parents get a night off from parenthood - we don't have the support system here.
  • The grandparents who are nearby who get to see their little ones grow up....
So what makes you green? What do you feel jealous about and are too scared to admit too? Comment anonymously - get it out there, clear the air.

Know that even on the worst day - some where some one is having a worse one.

Have an amazing day tomorrow - you deserve the best day! Stop by for my attempts at Lyrical Sunday!


  1. I'm jealous of people who are able to take a year's maternity leave
    Of people who are able to be stay-at-home moms
    I'm jealous of people who have family nearby
    I'm jealous of those women who shed all their baby-weight after birth
    I'm jealous of people who still have more pregnancies ahead of them
    I'm jealous of anyone who gets more than an hour or two's sleep in a row
    I'm jealous of families who are still able to travel - and make it look easy

    Jealous, jealous, jealous

  2. I'm with you on the support system thing. That's my biggest one. The moms with mothers who are doting grandmothers that babysit and come clean the house. The grandmother who shops for the baby and brings over food. Damn, I wish I had that kind of support.
    So behind on my reader, love.
    Hope all is well?

  3. I'm jealous (though maybe envious is a better word) of those people that have children, and can get pregnant unassisted.


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