So, I often spend time with Baby MPB.
We often have just mommy and Baby MPB time. We go swimming. We go to the grocery store together. We go shopping to get things him, things for me and sometimes to get gifts for others in our lives (I’m trying to start Christmas shopping).
We often have mommy and Baby MPB play dates with friends. We go to the zoo with my friends and their kids. We go shopping with friends too. We go for coffee with friends. And sometimes we just go to friends house’s to visit.
Mr. MPB does not do this stuff as frequently as he tends to work more then I do and when he’s not working he tends to play with Baby MPB at home. Yes, sometimes he goes to the grocery story with Baby MPB. But he’s dislikes shopping even more then I do and he doesn’t go on nearly as many friend play dates. And on weekends, we try to do things as a family. So the reality is that I tend to have a bit more one-on-one time with Baby MPB.
But then the other day Mr. MPB and Baby MPB went on a play date with a friend and their child to a place we’ve never been before. Mr. MPB planned to leave the house with Baby MPB specifically so that I could work, as I had too many deadlines at the same time and simply not enough time. It was really very considerate.
But, as soon as they walked out of the door, I was miserable.
And then the ever considerate Mr. MPB sent me photos of the Baby MPB and his Baby Friend having fun together and I was even more unhappy.
Honestly rather then being happy that they were spending quality time together, I simply hated every single second of their Daddy-Baby time.
Then, I realized what was going on.
I was jealous!
I wanted to go with them.
I wanted to be part of the friend fun time.
I’ll admit some days I like that I work as I like the mental stimulation and social aspects of working (even if I don’t always like my actual career choice). But, on days like this, when my boys are out playing and I’m stuck working, I just hate it.
Sometimes being a working mom just sucks!
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