This Mom’s Job Description!

I often get asked what I do all day at home and how I pass the time being a stay at home mom by my friends who work.  So, I sat down and started thinking about what my job description as a mom would look like and it goes something like this.

I was dishes and clean the kitchen with a baby on my hip.
I fold clothes and match up socks with a baby on my hip.
I vacuum floors and dust furniture with a baby on my hip.
I cook dinner and make baby food with a baby on my hip.
I change sheets and make beds with a baby on my hip.
I grocery shop and buy diapers with a baby on my hip.
I make cupcakes and bake cookies with a baby on my hip.
I clean hand prints off of walls and windows with a baby on my hip.
I organize books and put up toys with a baby on my hip.
I wipe noses and dry tears with a baby on my hip.
I pack lunches and check homework with a baby on my hip.
Every once in a while I get to put the baby in the car seat to go pick the other child up from school.  And on really lucky days, he’ll sit in his high chair for long enough for me to take what now counts as a shower (you know, the 30 second run through the water before the baby starts crying because he’s not on your hip?).
There are no vacations.
There are no sick days.
There are no lunch breaks.
And tomorrow I’ll do it all over again!
So, the next time you want to ask what I did today, tread carefully.  Because yes, I know you work hard and I respect that.  But I work hard too!  It takes skill and practice to learn to do everyday chores while balancing 20 pounds of wiggly baby.  And when your day is over, my night of feeding, comforting and changing diapers is just beginning!  No, I don’t bring home a paycheck.  Because there is not enough money in the world to compensate for what I do.  And yes, I love it.  And I’m so happy to have this job.  But please acknowledge that MOM is a title that most executives would run screaming from. 
So when you see me and I have bananas in my hair and spit up on my sweats and that crazy look in my eyes, steer clear!  And know that it is just one of the hazards of MY profession!

Comments

  1. This is so true! I only have one child but being Mom is hard work! The one person I get grief from is my husband… sadly he doesn't quite get why this is such a hard job! Thank you for posting this!

  2. It is very true. SAHM is a job title!! Its a crazy day and night.. and a 24 hour job not just 9-5. Thanks for posting :)

  3. LOVE IT!!!

  4. Beth - Paper Angels Photography says:

    Being a SAHM is the hardest and best job I could have ever asked for. Love this post!

  5. LOVE this… it's so true… I'm posting it on my FB page…

  6. Awesome and well said!

  7. Dominique Goh says:

    Amen sister!! I can totally relate to your daily routine being a mom of three. It totally drives me mad when the men complain about the baby disturbing their sleep at night.. hello do we ever get enough sleep with all the night feeds.

  8. Such truth. Being a SAHM is awesome but there is definitely no vacation or break time or lunch breaks. Thanks for sharing this. I can't remember where I found your blog, I was hopping along with Take over Tuesday Twitter hop, checking out new blogs and twitter profiles. Nice to meet you.

  9. BTW, the pictures are so cute. What a sweetie

  10. SO TRUE!!!!! My entire day is jam-packed busy. Very little, if any, downtime.

  11. Cassandra Pettigrew says:

    Ah yes!! SAHM… noone understands us!! LOL

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