After seeing those 4 letters repeatedly on several blogs I read I realized what it stood for. My perception of a stay at home mom is growing. I’m not going to lie and tell you how difficult I think it is and how it’s the hardest job in the world cause… Well I’m not sure if I completely believe that.
I’m not saying the job isn’t difficult, I’m just saying I think there are other jobs in the world a lot more difficult and, well… That’s that. Here’s my envision of what a stay at home mom job is like. I’ve never experienced before so tell me if I’m right or wrong.
-You wake up when baby/child wakes up. If you’re lucky, you have a kid that sleeps in and you get to sleep in a little too.
-You watch the kid, make sure it doesn’t kill itself and try to teach them a thing or two. -Clean, feed, entertain, nap it, etc.
-Clean around the house, do laundry, dishes, that kind of stuff (unless you have a spouse/maid that chips in with that stuff)
-Make food for everyone
Here is what I think is difficult about the position:
-Not much adult interaction
-Not much desire to get all dressed up and feel “important”-and by that I mean it may be difficult seeing friends get all dressed up for business and working to make money while you’re working hard as well but not making any money. -You constantly have kids on your heels. I mean, I hear some people don’t even have time for showers…. Really? -I imagine that all added together can drive a person to madness or sheer glee, depending on your personality.
Here’s what I think is nice about the job:
-You’re doing everything everyone has to do anyway but you don’t have to worry about a 40hr a week job on top of that! Isn’t being a mom a 24hr job regardless if you work or not?
Ok, please don’t get angry. I know a lot of you women are SAHMs but I just wonder REALLY, what’s SO hard about it? I mean, if you didn’t like it couldn’t you get a nanny, or a part time job or something? I’m guessing the good outweighs the bad. I mean, why else would you continue to do it? It’s not like you don’t have a choice in the matter, and at the end of the day many say it’s the best job in the world. The best?… Maybe. The hardest?… Not buying it.
But I’m open to being wrong. Divulge me! Really, feel free to let me have it! Or admit I’m right ;op
I'm a former journalist, and lifelong creator striving to make the world a better place. This is the space where I share my journey in making the most of every day by cherishing our individuality and celebrating our differences.
I'm a part-time journalist, full-time wife and mother striving to make the world a better place and inspiring others to do the same. This is the space where I share my journey in making the most of every day.