|Husband and I one year anniversary.|
MOUNTAIN of laundry (getting there!)
Kids fed √
kids dressed √
Pick up toy for the 100th time √
|Emma and I|
My list goes on and on, and this is all done before noon. After I know that my kids are all well fed and they are content with things, I attempt to eat myself, maybe lock myself in the bathroom for 5 minutes just to hear my thoughts.. The stress of motherhood is all so worth it, but I feel sometimes people seem to think that its glamours or something. I am sorry there is NOTHING glamours about being a SAHM. Well beside the fact that I love every minute of it, that's besides the point. I am shocked most days when my husband comes home only to find me still in my sweats, hair pulled back, don't know when I showered last, with no make up on and comes over to give me a kiss. On top of that he tells me that I am beautiful! I wish that Others would realize that there is no difference in a job. A job is a Job no matter what you do. I think that mothers that stay at home should be much more recognized though...
Mothers that are at home with there children do not get to punch out at the end of a shift, we don't get to wait to do it tomorrow, and we most certainly do not get thanked enough!
|Jack and I|
The reason that I am writing this tonight is, I was told the other day that and I quote:
"I suppose you don't have anything to get up for in the morning, so you can just sleep in"Wrong buddy, I have more then my plate has room for most days. I don't want anyone to think that I am complaining, because I'm not. But I want others to realize this, just because I don't get that pay check or get to claim taxes at the end of the year, does NOT mean I don't work. Thank you.
So here is to all of the SAHM's out there, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all that you do and for all that you give up everyday, just to be the best mom that you can! What you do is greatly appreciated and I love that you are giving up your time, career, possible hygiene and sanity most days to do just what you are doing, raising your beautiful children. Being a mother is the best job in the world and it is a shame that it is not better appreciated!
For the mothers that do work, remember we CAN"T do it without you either. Stay strong and be strong!!!!! Never let anyone tell you who, what and how to be.