Stay-at-home mamas have one of the hardest jobs in the world. One of the reasons is because they are almost always completely isolated. There’s only so much quality conversation children can offer before we deeply long to talk to an adult! If you’re an extroverted stay-at-home mom like me, you can relate to these five signs below:
1. The make or break of the day revolves around whether or not you have anything fun scheduled OUTSIDE of the house.
If you wake up, open your day planner and see a blank page, you can anticipate a long, difficult, and lonely day. It’s not that you like to have a full schedule, but you certainly don’t want to be alone for 10+ hours before the hubby comes home!
2. You cannot comprehend moms who choose to isolate themselves while in public.
When I am out and about taking a walk with a friend or meeting my husband for lunch, I love to watch people. But if I see a woman with a trail of little ducklings following behind who doesn’t notice or interact with the people around her, I ask myself, “Why??”
How is it worth getting the whole gang ready, fed, napped, and clothed just to walk around by yourself? I would rather sit at home alone without doing all that work than to be out in public and CHOOSE to remain alone.
3. You find any way to interact with those around you.
Summer to-do lists are one way to be sure you are getting out and about and honoring your extroverted ways.
One of the first things on a mother’s summer to-do list is to hit up all the local parks. When you arrive, sure there are empty benches at the park, but why sit there when you can drag all your stuff over to the action? You want to sit with the other moms and kids who you are CERTAIN saved that spot just for you and your clan!
4. Social media becomes a crucial way to connect.
Ever have that person who “likes” or comments on everything you post?
Yep! That’s me.
I want you to know I’m here. I want you to know I like you. I like your kid. I want to talk to you. I want our kids to play. I want to be best friends. I want our kids to be best friends. Okay, I may come on a little strong, but I mean well!
In all seriousness, without social media, my chance of talking to someone with an extensive vocabulary is pretty minimal, so if I cannot see you in person, I will “like” my way into your heart.
5. Your countdown for your hubby to come home has nothing to do with wanting a break.
If you are an extroverted SAHM you understand that the last thing you want is your husband to come home, take the kids, and leave you alone. This is a nightmare. Husbands, we have waited all day to bombard you with all our deep thoughts, to tell you every funny, sad, hard, and happy moment we experienced with the kids and to walk you through what we have been doing from the time you left until now.
Send us out for a night with our friends? We will gladly oblige. But DO NOT leave us alone.
Consider us a leech ready to suck out every little detail of YOUR day as we imagine what it’s like to converse with people our own age on a daily basis. Make yourself comfortable and tell us EVERYTHING!
We know us extroverted stay-at-home moms can be a bit overwhelming at times. We are sorry. But hey, why don’t you call us, come over, or Facebook chat us ALL about it! We will take all the conversation we can get!
Tell us in the comments what it’s like for YOU to be an extroverted stay-at-home mom!