I think the worst question I ever get asked is “What do you do all day?” … I’ve literally been cleaning my house all day.. but you wouldn’t be able to tell because somehow the house is still a disaster. I’ve been doing load after load of laundry… but you’ll have to take my word for it because the laundry hamper is already spilling over. I’ve been playing Power Rangers, making rice krispie treats, and going on walks to the park.. but if you ask my kids they’ll probably say they’ve been bored all day. I’ve been squeezing in some work online while the babies nap and Knox is at school.. but if you check my inbox I still have 50 unopened emails.
I don’t think people truly understand the life of a stay at home mom. It is non stop work from sun up to sun down. No breaks. No sick days. And most of the time not a whole lot to show for it. It can be hard not to get the recognition you think you deserve or the praise you crave from a loooong days work. Because truth is.. the life of a stay at home mom is hard freaking work! It is the most beautiful, exhausting job in the world. I feel so luck to be able to stay home with my kids no doubt. But I’m also holding my eye lids open trying not to fall asleep mid-day.. or mid-night.. because you know.. kids don’t really like to let you sleep!
To all you stay at home moms who feel the weight of putting folded clothes in drawers just to watch your kids empty them onto the floor in seconds.. I feel you! This work we’re doing is hard. But know that the work you are doing today, will change your babies forever. The little moments I’d miss if I wasn’t home all day.. The spontaneous tickle fights that break out over lunch.. The smiles.. The smells (okay maybe not ALL the smells).. The snuggles.. The mid-day talks.. The kisses.. and through this work, the beautiful trust that my kids have in me from being there with them all day. Mama’s here. Mama will always be here. I’m here for you. This work is for you.
What do you do all day? You freaking rock ALL. DAY. LONG.