Have you seen that movie “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray? It’s a comedy classic, so if you haven’t, make sure you check it out for some laughs.
To sum up the movie, the main character relives Groundhog Day over and over again until he finally gets the day right. That’s kind of what I’m feeling as a mom. Each day resembles the day before, with only small changes.
We get up, the kids have breakfast, my oldest has remote school on zoom, my preschooler goes to preschool MWF and my toddler just runs around being her wild self. I do the dishes, clean, pickup toys and make food and give out snacks. Some days, we’ll maybe go to the park and if not, the kids simply watch their favorite Netflix shows or play with their toys. Dad gets home and goes to workout in the garage three days out of the week. I start dinner and after head to a local gym or the garage for a sweat session by myself. I come back, pickup some more and then it’s bedtime. My husband and I watch some Netflix for a bit before it’s time for bed at 10pm for us.
We wake up and do it all over again… until the weekend (which these days aren’t too exciting either).
Factor in pandemic restrictions and not being able to really go anywhere or do anything and this groundhog day of mine seems to never end. Sure, I love being a mom, but the routine of motherhood isn’t easy. It’s always the same stuff and I’m just so tired of it.
I try to find the joy in the mundane, but it’s getting harder and harder each day. I’m definitely in a mom funk right now, and I’m sure I’m not alone. I know I’m lucky to be able to stay at home with my children, but the repetitiveness of it all is getting to me. I’ve lost myself in motherhood and am not sure what else to do to get back to myself. I guess until then, I’ll just continue living out my personal Groundhog Day movie, trying to find the joy in my boring routine…
Have you ever felt like you’re living in Mom Groundhog Day ? What have you done to make your days at home with the kids more exciting?