The fact is being a stay at home mom / or dad is hard work ! It isn’t laying on the couch watching lifetime movie network while your perfectly angelic child is using one crayon at a time and than putting it back keeping everything well organized and mess free .
This is especially false if there is more than one child . Reality is you’ve got 1 toddler waking up at 6 am 1 full hour before your alarm was set to go off , which causes a sleepy auto pilot of a parent to make coffee and put in cartoons while pouring cereal and milk into the sink instead of a bowl. While the toddler screams for breakfast your 2nd child wakes up, hobbles into the bathroom for her routine 2 hr get ready for school session whilst complaining about how she’s got no clothes that match despite the 300$ you just dished out to “upgrade” her wardrobe . Done yet ? I think not it’s only 7 am. Finally after much thought the cereal makes it into the bowl and the toddler is happy for now .
On to helping the 10 yr old fashion diva through her Monday clothes crisis. Crisis avoided !!! A friend showed up in an outfit that your 10 yr old likes and well what do you know she has the same outfit ! They now match . On to getting the toddler dressed to bring the sibling to school . First the pants , then shirt OMG!!! She has now seen that the shirt you attempted to put on her body is not a bubble guppies shirt , you know the one covered in ice cream and mud from the day before ? After a few minutes of convincing her that the princess shirt is lonely it makes it into place on her head and arms , the same cannot be said about the 2 nd sock that is not as good as the first one and the fit resumes . It is now 8:00 and your 10 yr old is going to be late for school . Out the door you run with a screaming one sock on toddler as you scramble to find her shoes and the 10 yr old complaining and whining about her wardrobe for tomorrow and how she thinks that she will fail auditions for drama club . What happens next ??? Well mama you’ve gotten into the car and started driving in your plaid pjs and slippers now your daughter Is screaming about how your ruining her life driving to school in those clothes . Do you turn around and change ?? Not today !!!! By the time 10 am hits your exhausted again laundry is calling your name and the dishes are overflowing the sink .
And to think this is 3 hrs of a day as a Stay at home parent ! Can you imagine a whole day ? Do you still think it’s easy ? I