How many times has your significant other come home from working, shaking their heads or looking as if they are just completely annoyed? After the excitement of having him or her come home, you then wonder what in the world you could have done wrong that time to get that welcome home face.
You then look around and notice the house is a mess, dinner isn’t cooked, and/or the kids are just out of control. You then realize, “wow! He thinks I’ve done nothing all day!”
What do stay-at-home moms do all day?
You’re so exhausted, but can’t help admitting to yourself that the day has come and almost gone and you’ve done none of the things you thought you were going to do when you woke up that morning. The stack of laundry is still overflowing all over the house and now you’ve got a husband with a face longer than you’ve ever seen before.
You silently break it down to:
- 6:30 am – wake up, make beds, brush teeth, wash face, coffee
- 7:00 am – make breakfast, feed people, get everyone dressed, pack lunch
- 8:30 am – take kid(s) to school
- 9:00 am – pick up toys, choose a room to deep clean floor, dust, start laundry
- 1:00 pm – pick up kid from school and take him to a play date
- 3:00 pm – get home, prepare a snack, start homework, get laundry from dryer
- 4:30 pm – start dinner
- 5:30 pm – daddy comes home
You spent about 4 hours cleaning up today, but your house looks like it’s just gone through a tornado by the time your husband comes home. Turns out, while you were in the kitchen, your rugrats were running around, making havoc!
How many times do you think you’ve said, “he just doesn’t understand!” when your husband gives you that look of disappointment. I mean, can you blame him? He thinks you do absolutely NOTHING!
As a mom, especially a stay-at-home mom, you can easily fall prey into the wounded hearts club of moms who feel unloved, unwanted, and unappreciated, because they feel their husbands don’t give them enough credit for the things they do on a daily basis.
As women, we are blessed with the ability to conquer all the blessings and chaos a family brings. At the same time, we also have the unbelievable gift of being emotional and having hormones that can create the most unusual circumstances in our own heads.
Moms, especially stay-at-home moms, most certainly DO NOT do nothing all day long. If there’s a moment to have our nails done or get a hair cut, even watch a movie, then we absolutely would love it, especially if sanity in the house is something that’s well appreciated.
So, if you feel as if your life is so mundane and just a repeat of picking up toys, cooking, cleaning all day, every day … know that you’re not alone. Sometimes people say, “misery loves company,” but it can be a means to bounce positive energy off of each other. The “love company” part can just be a great way to start up conversations with like-minded moms and potential friends.