Stay at Home Mom
There is a huge misconception going on in this world. Supposedly – Moms that stay at home with their kids all day get to sit around and watch Oprah.
I haven’t seen a full episode of ANYTHING in at least two years. 🙂
Don’t get me wrong now…I am sure there are a handful of mothers out there that have the spare time to paint their toenails, catch up on the latest season of “Survivor” and eat Bon Bons all day. Though I personally, have not met one of them.
All the Stay at Home Moms I know can barely find time for a shower. They get the laundry going, only to forget hours later that a load had even been started. They hustle kids to and from whatever activity it is they have, all while making sure to feed everyone before 10:00 every night. They deal with temper tantrums, attitudes of a teenager, and all the “I wants” and “I needs” – before Dad has even made his way through the door in the evening. They take care of sick children vomiting all over your favorite rug and change more dirty diapers than thought was humanly possible in a week.
These women are heroes. 🙂
So here’s where I’m going with this. It doesn’t matter if you stay at home with your children or if you work 40 hours a week going to a 9 to 5 job. Either way – we’re all constantly working people!
Now here’s where I’m *really* going with this. (I sometimes get off on these tangents and then have to finish them off before I can finally get to where I was headed…sorry if I’m confusing you!)
I make lists. I live off of lists. I have notebooks FILLED with years of lists – day by day – item by item – task by task. What’s even more bizarre is that I, for some really odd reason, cannot throw these notebooks away. Don’t ask me why…
SO…here’s my Stay-At-Home-Mom-Sit-On-My-Rear-And-Watch-Oprah-All-Day-Long-Monday-List.
Ahhhh…A Day in the Life.