Top 10 Things You Should Never Say To A Stay At Home Mom!
(If you value your life!)
1. Why are you so tired?
Well, let's see here! After waking up at the butt-crack of dawn with the early risers, wrangling wiggly kids into their clothing, making meals, doing the laundry, dishes, and general housekeeping, running the errands, doing the discipline, running the kids to all their activities, and then not being able to go to bed until after everyone else in the house, I'm sure you would be completely refreshed and ready to run a marathon too huh?
2. It must be great not having to work!
Not having to work? My job is 24/7, even on holidays, weekends, and when I'm deathly ill! There are no sick days for moms!
3. When the kids go to school, will you get a real job?
The only difference between what I do now and a "real job" is I would get time off in a "real job"! But then, once I got off work, I would just have to come home and work the second job! Only the boss would change really. Here at home, my boss is Jaden!
4. What do you do with all that free-time?
It would be a shorter list to tell you what I don't do! I don't sit down to eat meals, I don't get to use the bathroom alone. Actually, I don't even get a moment alone without the "Mommy, will you do this" monster on my heels! I chauffeur, cook, clean, pick up toys, bathe kids, read stories, kiss boo-boos and all the other things that need to be done. And tomorrow, it will start all over again!
5. You haven't showered in how long?
I would give anything to have the time and opportunity to take a daily shower, shave my legs, pamper myself with a facial mask, and fix my hair! When the kids are running around the house and your husband is at work all day, when exactly is there time to do all this? Once the kids are in bed, that's exactly where you want to be!
6. Since you're home all day, your house should be super clean!
When Jaden was younger, I used to run behind him and clean up his toys as he got them out. It didn't take me long to realize that I was wasting my precious time and energy! As soon as I would put them away, he'd run right behind me and get them out again! It was like a vicious circle! I was running behind him and he would somehow make it around behind me! Messes are inevitable when you have children. Just accept it and move on! I don't live in a museum!
7. Don't you cook big homemade meals every night?
After running around like a chicken with my head cut off all day long, that's exactly what I want to do! Slave over a stove cooking things from scratch and making sure there is a meat and 2 veg every night! My family is lucky if their meal isn't microwaved most nights!
8. It must be nice to sit and watch TV all day!
You mean there is more on TV than cartoons? I wasn't aware of that!
9. I'd get so bored being a stay at home mom!
It is anything but boring around here! I would pay someone quite a bit of money to have a boring day! Just when I think there is going to be a little down time, Jaden is dumping applesauce on his head or flushing a toothbrush down the toilet!
10. It must be nice to sleep in every morning!
I am most likely up before you every morning! My son is an early riser, usually up between 5 and 6am. Then I have to fix some breakfast, wrangle him into some clothes, get myself dressed, and start my day. Plus, it's the same thing on the weekends! Sleeping in to me is 7am!
I hope you get the picture! Don't say these things to a stay at home mom without covering up the parts of your body that you don't want kicked! Now don't get me wrong. I love my job as a stay at home mom, but there are days I would gladly switch with you! Then, while you're walking a day in my shoes, enjoy the callouses and blisters!
Until next time,