Post # 1
READ THE ARTICLE FIRST!
So I found this article, I know it’s a few years old and some of you may have read it already but I think its pretty good. It gives all who aren’t mothers a good perspective of stay at home mothers. It’s hard work and I have complete respect for yall! This article pretty much says it all …unless you’re a working/go to school/mother. Like me.
If you are, then you can throw in: get you and your child ready, feed them (and maybe yourself if your lucky), while fighting to keep every article of clothing on them as you rush to bring them to daycare or whoever is available & willing to watch them (God bless them!). Then, after a long day of school/work and headache, pick them up, feed again & bathe them, fighting them to sleep just so you can do a ridiculous amount of homework, then do whatever grooming/bathing you need to do to look human again. And then finally… using your last bit of energy to drag your butt to bed. Wake & repeat. Phew. I feel exhausted just typing that. haha
Dont get me wrong, I love LOVE being a mother. Wouldnt trade it for the world, but its hard work and I think the writer hit the nail on the head! I know not all non-mothers think what the person who wrote the writer, but it may give you a little insite 🙂
Post # 3
Haha, I’m probably in for a rude awakening in a few months but I’ve had similar thoughts to the letter writer. I called my friend when I found out I was pregnant, who is a stay at home mom to a 2 year old and my only friend in the area that had a kid at the hospital here. I wanted to ask her advice on doctors and making appointments. She was very excited about the news and chatted about that but said she’d have to look up the doctors names and wouldn’t have any time to sit down at her computer any time soon. She finally had time a week and a half later. I was just very confused since I know her 2 year old takes naps during the day and her husband comes home in the evening and plays with him and her MIL is there for a few months helping her watch him during the day, why isn’t there 5 minutes to send a friend an email.
Post # 4
I’m really genuinely curious about how I’ll handle having kids (if I have kids). I feel like I’ve had this same question MANY times in life… and not just about moms. When I was in college taking a max course load and working 30 hours/week serving and I still had plenty of time and all my friends were omg-so-overwhelmed with like 3 classes and 2 student groups? Or when I was going through law school and so many people claimed they hadn’t watched a tv show in months? Not that those times weren’t hard… but I feel like some people freak out or get upset about it more and then it makes them inefficient. I just feel like regardless of anything I tend to cope and make time for myself and not get overwhelmed.
Anyways… I have respect for stay at home moms. Regardless of anything I know I’d never have the patience to do it. I would imagine that is the hardest part is just keeping your cool while having so little adult interaction every day. But still I wonder if I’ll feel as overwhelmed as most people seem to when they have kids.
Post # 5
@troubled: haha before having a child I’ll admit that the thought crossed my mind too. But now i know that nap times are spent doing clothes/dishes/planning dinner/showering/or even squeezing in a nap too!
Post # 6
I am a nanny of a 2 year old boy and an almost 4 year old boy, and soon to be looking after their 5 month old brother as well, and I can say that is spot on.
And I get to go home at the end of the day and breathe.
Post # 7
I work with kids, and after a few hours with them I’m just exhausted, so I think this article is spot on. I get away when I get home and I know even I just want a quiet moment to myself, I’ve been talking all day telling so and so to use their words or stop putting their hands on others’ bodies, so you won’t usually even catch me on the phone chatting with a friend.
Post # 8
I am a nanny to 3 boys under 5, and this is so true! I come home exhausted, and my Fi and friends don’t understand why I’m so tired. They think I sit around watching tv all day, when the reality is if I can use the loo without a 3 year old screaming from outside the door then I consider it a good day!
Post # 9
Ah, I loved staying at home with Addie! In fact, my husband and I are trying to figure out a way for me to quit my job and stay at home; hopefully, by this time next year, I’ll be a full-time stay at home mom (and grad student). 🙂 It’s way more challenging and exhausting than my current job, but it’s also way more rewarding to me.
Post # 10
LOL, that is such a true article, but she forgot about actually getting dressed in matching clean cloths in the morning and by 5 o’clock you look like you were run over by a MAC truck while is spits mashed peas on you.
Post # 11
@Mrs. Spring: When we get married in 6 weeks I’ll officially be not working and stay at home! I’m so excited. I just CANNOT do work, school, and be a mother all at the same time anymore(we live in diff cities until the wedding). its BEYOND exhausting. The article scared me off a little 😉 haha but like you said, it’ll be way more rewarding.
@tksjewelry: pahahahah. good point.
Post # 13
According to the moms I know, that’s spot on. I only wish I could be a SAHM.
I like my job and most of my coworkers, but there are some days I just want to tell everyone to shut up. At least if I was home with my own child, I wouldn’t be complaining about adults acting like children.
Post # 14
Enjoyed the article, very true! Most of the time I love being a SAHM, but lately I’m craving more adult interaction. I don’t want any of the drama that sometimes comes with that, but God, to have a stimulating conversation that doesn’t involve sippy cups, Goldfish crackers, and temper tantrums………*sighs wistfully*