When I started this blog I was on spring break from school so I wasn’t as busy as I usually am. I thought “Oh this is easy enough, I will be able to keep up no problem.” Boy was I wrong! I feel like my poor blog is being neglected and I can’t find the time to sit down and write. I sleep in with little man until he wakes up and I stay up way past bed time watching T.V. and catching up with my friend’s and family’s social media accounts. You know, stuff moms do when they finally get that little bit of time to themselves... I don’t have a lot of time to chat during the day so this is how I see what is going on in the world around me. Sorry friends and family for not being more social!! I still love you all dearly <3
Between waking up and going back to sleep I feed a baby (a lot), change said babies diapers, entertain baby, put baby down for naps (which sometimes takes forever), bathe baby, sweep my floors a thousand times, do dishes, cook lunch and dinner, do laundry (on laundry days), try to keep my house picked up (ha!), and do homework (so. much. homework.). And some days I also have to run errands and pay bills. All with a little human climbing all over me. I am busy!! Which brings me to a point :)
It has been brought to my attention a lot here lately that many people think a stay at home mom/dad has it soooo easy. We “get to stay home all day and don’t have to work. That must be so nice!” See my above list of things I do every day. Just because I am home with my own child does not mean I am not “working”. I am just lucky enough that I get to be mom and the babysitter, and I get to do my homework and housework all day instead of just in the evenings. Lucky me ;) If I worked at a daycare would you still think that I had it soooo easy when I told you what my job was? No. You would look at it as a job. Don’t get me wrong, before becoming a stay at home mom I had the same thoughts. “Man it would be nice to stay at home and not have to get up and go to work every day.” Now there are days that I think it would be easier to go to work 8 hours a day for a break and the extra cash. You see, I don’t get a break. I am at work 24 hours a day 7 days a week and I don’t get to bring in extra money for our family. Am I complaining? Nope! I love my job and I do get paid for doing it, just not with a paycheck. I love that I get to be with my baby all day every day and never have to worry about him being out of sight. I wish that every parent could have that peace of mind. I love that I have a husband who makes this possible and would do anything for our family. He supports us by working his butt off and I could never thank him enough. So yes, it is nice staying at home. But, I do work. I just don’t have to get ready in the mornings to go to my job. Do I put down working moms/dads for not staying home with their babies? No, I praise you. I can only imagine how tough it must be. So don’t put down us mommas/daddies who have the luxury to stay at home with ours.
Happy parenting :)