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It’s time to link up with Amanda for Thinking out Loud Thursday!

I think all stay at home moms have days where they feel like they haven’t spoken to an adult in years. Discussing with toddlers the merits of using the potty, or why they shouldn’t hit each other, why the toys can’t all be out at the same time, why they really do have to eat their veggies, why it’s naptime, why they can’t keep wearing a poopy diaper…sometimes you feel like you’re losing your mind a little.

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Then every single time you see an adult, this seems to happen…sometimes even with complete strangers or the lady at the checkout. I love that I’m able to stay home with my kids and I would be devastated if our situation changed and I had to go back to work full-time, but some days more than anything I need someone to talk to me about adult stuff…ANY adult stuff! My poor husband deals with my rainbow vomit almost every day when he gets home. I swear sometimes he hides in the bathroom just so I’ll shut up for 5 minutes!

I don’t really have a point, I’ve just really started to appreciate my adult time lately. I really don’t get much, but having an hour here and there to briefly decompress makes me a lot happier and (I think) a better mom. I also appreciate having adults that I can hang out with, whether with or without the kiddos (but usually with). Sometimes that adult interaction is the difference between feeling mildly overwhelmed and having a great day with the kids.

It’s funny that when Micah was born I never wanted to be anywhere without him, even for 5 minutes, but now that I have 3 kids and I don’t work outside the home anymore it feels completely different. I enjoy my brief alone time when I can get it, and I really treasure one on one time with each of my kids. I don’t remember worrying about one on one time much before Jonah was born, but the kids are all so active now that they really need that individualized attention. I used to be able to put Micah down for a nap and just hang out with Kinsey whenever we wanted, but that definitely doesn’t work anymore. Kinsey doesn’t nap anymore and getting Micah and Jonah to take one at the same time (or even at all lately) is nearly impossible. Jonah especially seems to appreciate time alone with me, I think in part because he’s only just getting old enough to realize how much time and energy his brother monopolizes. Micah is so sweet but he’s a bit of a bully to Jonah, especially about me.

I’m obviously a little scattered today, so it’s a good day for random thoughts. I think I’ve rambled enough for one day though, so I’m going to cut it short.

Any random thoughts today?

Any fun things planned for the weekend?