As a stay at home mom, I feel like I’m constantly defending what I do to others. It’s really lame that I do that because I don’t owe anyone an explanation, but it’s also really lame that people act in a way that I feel I need to fill out a timecard. Nobody is judged more than stay at home moms! Truth.
10:00 am- Jocelyn’s hungry for a meal so I put her in her high chair with some Cheerios. She picks at them and throws most of them on the floor, then falls asleep in her high chair. I debate vacuuming them up, but since she’s sleeping I decide to skip it. I move her into her pack and play and cross my fingers that she gets at least an hour nap in.
Now that the baby’s down I (hopefully) have an hour to myself. I glance around and take a mental inventory of what needs to be done and can be done quietly. Need: dishes need to be put away and the dishwasher reloaded, laundry needs to be put away, bills need to paid. Want: work on my blog and answer some emails. I determine that I can do one need and one want but I need to do the need first. I put the dishes away and refill the dishwasher, and sit down to answer some emails. I get midway
through the first one and…
10:45 am- DING DONG! I silently curse myself for not putting a sign on the door for the UPS man. The dog comes downstairs barking and the baby wakes up and starts screaming. I collect my husband’s work package and a package of blogging review mail and grab the baby. I add the makeup package to my ever growing pile and remind myself that if I get a chance to do my makeup today I need to try something out of my review pile
I challenge you, mom or not, to brush off the negativity. There will always be people who don’t agree with what you’re doing, or think you could be doing a better job. There will always be people who are jealous. There will always be haters. Something I am focusing on more is doing what I have to do for my family, and not looking back. “Do whatever you have to do, and do it for you…”
Do you stay at home with kids? I’m curious what my readership does for a living. Please share in the comments!