I just read a blog post from a SAHM about how difficult being a SAHM is and what her typical day is like. She is a little sensitive about her friend being upset that she didn’t return her e-mail.
I’ll be honest – I was exhausted reading her “typical day”. But I was more exhausted knowing that I had to put her typical 8 hour day on top of my 8 hour work day. And her whining was annoying.
Before you go hating on me, let me be clear – I have nothing against SAHMs. My personal feelings about it aside, moms in general are sleep-deprived, under paid, stretched too thin, and probably taken for granted more often than not. But I’m kind of tired of this conversation.
I have known quite a few SAHMs who have spent a good amount of time arguing how easy I have it because I get to escape to the office all day. Yes, I take offense to that. And yes, when a SAHM’s kids are older, in school all day, can wipe their own butts and find some nourishment in the pantry to keep themselves from starving, others will wonder what it is that you do all day. It’s an honest question.
The author of this blog post spends a good deal of her post lamenting over the difficulty of getting 2 kids up and dressed while trying to make a 4 course breakfast. What’s worse – the diaper genie is full and the bag needs to be changed but the bags are in the kitchen.
Might I suggest organizing things a bit better and keeping extra bags in the bottom of the diaper genie?
Now, here is where I really take offense to this “woe is me” story. Try having to do all these same things each morning while having to be out the door by 7am. Then having to do the rest of her day after spending 8 hours in the office.
Do you know what this working mom’s typical day is like? I’ll tell you in Part 2…….
Disclaimer: Again – let me be clear – this is not in any way and anti-SAHM post. It’s just the flip side of one mom’s blog post.