May 1, 2014

What do you do all Day?

If you are a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM), you've surely gotten this question at least once or twice - probably more.  Maybe even a few snarks from other moms that totally don't respect what you do, you know who I'm talking about...

Awh, you're cute, what do I do all day?? Are you freaking kidding me?  Clearly the person that asks you this is someone that hasn't stayed home with a baby before.  More than likely IF they have they only achieved the bare basics, taking care of the baby...  When you stay home there is far more that you need to accomplish than just taking care of the baby, lemme give you a few examples:
  • Make beds every morning
  • Clean Litter Box (if you have kitties, MEOW)
  • Vacuum/Sweep floors
  • Clean Countertops
  • Clean bathrooms (sink, floor, toilet, shower, bathtub)
  • Laundry (all clothes, towels, sheets)
  • Dishes
  • Plan Meals 
  • Go to the grocery store
  • Cook Dinner
  • Entertain baby while awake (Tummy time, toys, reading, etc...)
  • Soothe baby while crying
  • Feed Baby
  • Change diapers
  • Rock baby when crying or when needing a nap
  • Bathe and Clothe baby
Okay, the list could go on and on.... I know what all of you working moms are thinking right now, wahhh wahhh wahhh the stay at home mom is complaining AGAIN!! 

I OBJECT!! 


I want to be really clear, I'm not for one second complaining and I'm fully aware that working moms have to do all this PLUS deal with the stress of going to work all day.  I'm just trying to clarify what in the world it is that I spend my time doing all day when some people think that stay at home moms do nothing.  Just so ya know I kinda used to be that person and it was BEFORE I had a baby.  I TOTALLY  get it now!

Here's the thing - I 100% enjoy what I do every single day, I DIDN'T enjoy the job that I had.  I would much rather stay at home and be judged by all those people who are either jealous or just think that staying at home is being lazy.  Yes there are some challenges here and there and most days there is a wrench thrown in my plan by a crying baby, but I make it work.  Just like all moms do, we all MAKE IT WORK.

So for those of you that have asked a Stay at Home Mom "WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY" please think before asking.  I promise we aren't sitting on the couch watching Lifetime and eating bon-bons!

3 comments:

  1. I'm sorry anyone makes you feel badly about staying home to raise your child. This sounds a little Gwen P, though. EVERYONE has a lot going on when they have children and working while raising children is just as frustrating to justify, not to mention...accomplish. Hope you feel better after the vent.

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  2. I've been a stay at home Mom for 6 years. Seriously cannot tell you the last time I sat down on the couch and watched TV. Like, I'm not even kidding. I feel like I don't sit down. EVER. This is inspiring a day in the life post. Just to show people what I really do all day!

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  3. Unless you have a nanny, a chef, and a housekeeper, staying at home has nothing to do with laziness.

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