I've been a SAHM to my 4 kids for about 10 months now and I am pregnant with our 5th. I love being home with my kids and I don't miss being a working mom at all. That is not the issue. The issue is the fact that my DH is never home. Never. He leaves in the morning and comes home late at night ... usually 10 or 11pm. He is an insurance agent and basically makes his own hours so I have talked to him several times about taking a little time off to spend with us. He says he'll start taking off Saturdays... then he says he'll take off Sunday... then he changes his mind and says he'll work half a day on Friday and half a day on Saturday. And he never follows through with any of it.
He works 10 - 12 hours a day, 6 - 7 days a week. I miss him... the kids miss him... and I am getting depressed because I'm here at the house all the time with the kids. I barely get adult interaction anymore and I also miss having him here with me. I get up in the morning, get my 5 year old on the bus to preschool, take my oldest to school, get my 5 year old off the bus and then go pick up my oldest at school. Those are the only times I really get out of the house. Well, then there is grocery shopping. But that is a nightmare because I usually have to take all the kids with me and that is stressful. My mom comes over most days but she is usually only here for 20 - 30 minutes. I have no friends anymore. They all ditched me when I started having kids. So all I have is DH and my mom and neither of them are here very much. I love being with my kids but it's not the same as having other adults to talk to and do things with. I am just getting really lonely and depressed and I don't know what to do : (