It’s so easy being a stay at home parent isn’t it?

It’s really rare that MM or I go out with friends now so when he comes home and tells me he’s got something planned I’m mostly happy he’s getting to spend time with his friends outside of work but a little sad that it’s another night I’m home doing bedtime by myself and watching TV alone trying to persuade myself to get up and tiny (haha)


MM come home and said he’d been invited to a meal before the party he wasn’t going to, he hadn’t actually said he was going so I asked and he I instantly responded with a yes, he doesn’t get to go out with friends much (not that he’s not allowed) so wants to make the most of it.


“I get it. I wish I got to go out with my friends more” – I made the mistake of Saying.


His reply – “You do , every Tuesday” 


Tuesday is the day I take Pops to Little beans (not for a while because of naps though) 


I couldn’t believe it. Playgroup is me going out with friends! Yes, I see my friends but in the same way he sees his while working.


Are you a stay at home parent and ever been told something similar by your partner or Anyone else?


I wish being a stay at home parent was as easy as people seem to think it is, don’t you? 


Until the next post,

Are and Pops.


  1. October 11, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I can imagine being a SAH parent is really tying I think I would suffer from cabin fever.

  2. October 11, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    I never see my friends either :/ It’s not the same taking the children to playgroup or having a playdate at all is it!!
    My OH has never said this to me, but he has made the terrible mistake in the past, of saying the old classic
    “What do you do ALL day?!” Assuming I just sit on my backside and watch Jeremy Kyle. With a one year old and a two year old. I don’t get to sit down, let alone watch tv!!

  3. Nicola
    October 12, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I used to work at a preschool and even when I was with the babies I found it so exhausting, let alone any of the older ones!

  4. October 13, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Oh gosh, how frustrating! It must be hard to keep your cool in situations like that.

  5. Margaret Gallagher
    November 30, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Never easy being a stay at home parent
    Very difficult not to retaliate but worth ot in the long run

  6. Stacey Leigh
    April 4, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    i’m a stay at home parent, I do actually feel quite isolated even though my partner is at home a lot , he spends a lot of time in bed as he’s got really bad feet after an accident! The only time I really go out is baby clinic or the school run.

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