Are you a Stay at Home Mom?
Whether you choose to be a stay at home mom or you work a job from your home, one thing is for sure…you work harder than your husband will ever know. For moms that stay home with the kids, nothing frosts our cookies more than when our husbands or even working moms look down on us. The thing is, what we do matters, and if you think it’s so easy, by all means, come show the rest of us stay at home moms just how easy it is. We’re waiting.
1. Don’t tell us we do nothing all day
There’s no end to the things that we have to do every day. Things our husbands don’t ever know were out of place. Things working moms hire someone to do. We’re not sitting here watching TV all day. Paw Patrol for the kids does not count as Mom’s TV time, thank you. Our days begin when everyone has to get up and all day, we roll through it, pausing to pick up that sock that reminds us to throw the laundry in and then the baby needs a diaper change and the dry cleaning needs to be picked up. And the list goes on and on and on.
2. We are more than moms
We are superheroes without capes. We fix broken dolls to stop rivers of tears. We cook, clean, repair, restore order in an explosion of chaos, and wear so many other hats throughout the day.
3. It’s the most stressful unpaid position ever
Yes, it’s rewarding to be home with your kids, but if you’re not working a job from home, then no one is paying you for all the stinky diapers you change, the laundry you do, the dishes you wash, the buttons you sew back on, and all those other mundane tasks that could only be done by you.
4. We never get “me” time
How our husbands are still alive after telling us they worked all day and don’t want the kids pestering them is a mystery. If they ever tried to work from home, they wouldn’t last one second.
5. We secretly rejoice when babies sleep
Every mom loves her kids, but ask any of those moms how they feel when their kids are sleeping and you’ll get the same response. That sweet hush of angelic sleeping is a blessing we are grateful for so that we can get things done without interruptions. It’s typically the most productive hour or two in a stay at home mom’s day.
6. We’re always on high alert
While a quiet house while kids are napping is definitely a wonderful sound, the opposite is true for when the kids are awake. If they’re too quiet, you can guarantee they’re destroying something you love. Better run upstairs to check it out before it’s too late!
Are you a stay at home mom too? Tell us what you’d add to this list!
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