Anyone feel jealous

(13 Posts)
bordellosboheme Tue 16-Apr-13 14:55:14

Back at work and on my lunch hour I sometimes wander around the town and see people mums with their Dcs in buggies and carriers. I often think, that could be me and mourn the groups I can't go to with ds because I work that day. Anyone else in that position????

Thurlow Tue 16-Apr-13 15:08:01

6 months back at work and I still think that. I work f/t so it's no baby groups for me any more - though I'm not sure whether that might actually be a blessing grin

I like to do what someone on MN suggested before I went back to work. If I see other babies, or think about DD, I make myself imagine what she would be doing that very moment and how much fun she will be having with DP or the CM. So if I see a baby grinning at something from their buggy, I think - I bet DD is doing that right now, how lovely that she is having some quality time and a good walk with her dad.

bordellosboheme Tue 16-Apr-13 16:34:04

I'm a baby group junkie hahah smile but thats a good way of thinking about it Thurlow... you're right about the quality time with dp thing - I think the same.

noisytoys Tue 16-Apr-13 16:36:25

I work nights so I could be the mum with the buggy in the middle of the day. I still work though.

bordellosboheme Wed 17-Apr-13 11:06:43

Noisy toys that's a good solution..... Can I ask what kind of work you do ??? (and when do you sleep)?....

noisytoys Wed 17-Apr-13 13:25:25

I clean a supermarket but the night premium makes it worthwhile. I don't sleep as much as I would like, a few hours in the afternoon and a few hours after dinner and before work. It's easy to adjust to the change in body clock

Mnetter111 Wed 01-May-13 11:38:30

I feel jealous sometimes but remember, they never get a break from their dc and have all chosen to pay a big financial price being out of the workforce, plus depending on DH. Mind you, I had a clear conviction that I ought to work prior to dc and that helps, some people have a conviction the other way and that's fine. Can you take some holiday soon or a couple of days sick to be with dc? Sometimes a mini break/some time extra time together can help.

ItsYoniYappy Wed 01-May-13 11:40:13

No mine are at school but I would love to be working again so yes, I am jealous, I bet you get to talk to RL people and are treated like a human and everything. envy

ItsYoniYappy Wed 01-May-13 11:41:05

Tbh I used to work weekends and nights so I was that mum with a job, I preferred my day job with my lunch our and flexi time

ArabellaBeaumaris Wed 01-May-13 11:43:36

I'm jealous of working mums (SAHM for 5 years now).

Sinkingfeeling Wed 01-May-13 13:00:38

Grass. Greener. Always.

BackforGood Fri 03-May-13 19:03:32

I bet they look at you and think - 'wow, a lunch break! I can't remember when I last had a lunch break'

As Sinking says - the grass is always greener.

Tweedledeedum Sun 05-May-13 23:07:57

OP yes yes you could be me, last week was my first week back after maternity leave and I am feeling very sad to be out of the baby group cycle.

I see both sides. It has been nice to enjoy a cup of tea hot, to think quietly to myself for a minute, to pop out at lunchtime to do something sans baby and will be nice to have a bit of cash again.... but I'd rather be at a cheesy baby group with my ds any day!

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