No Sipping of Mint Juleps~The Stay at Home Wife/Mom

No Sipping of Mint Juleps~The Stay at Home Wife/Mom

No Sipping of Mint Juleps~The Stay at Home Wife/Mom

“So, do you have a job?” “What do you do for a living?” I get asked these questions quite often. I know they mean a job that pays in dollars and cents but I reply, “Yes, I’m a stay at home mom.”

Some people tend to think that “stay-at-home mom” is another way of saying that we get to sleep in till noon and lounge on the couch all the rest of the day eating bon bons and sipping fruity drinks with umbrellas. HA! Yeah, right!

Being a stay at home mom is a 24/7 job. You get a break when your baby goes down for a nap. (So in other words, sometimes you don’t get one.) There’s no clocking in and out because you’re always at work!

What about meals, you might ask? Well, that’s ridiculous! Moms don’t really have to eat! I’ve had to start eating my breakfast and lunch at the kitchen counter with my back to Beth’s play area because otherwise I end up sharing it with her! The second thing I figured out was to eat FAST! It’s the only chance I have of eating my food remotely warm anyway.

The basic bodily functions become real life challenges. Even taking a shower! You go to sleep at night never knowing how much sleep you’ll actually get….especially when your infant is teething. But hey, life must go on! I’ll take what I can get!

My favorite is “What do you do in your spare time?” Spare time?? What’s that?….just kidding. The time that people consider to be our “spare time” is more like the two minutes we get while the baby is distracted with some interesting item you threw to her in an effort to make them forget that you dared to sit down and tried to get something done!

Stay at home moms, if you don’t have a Bluetooth headset, get one. For the longest time I insisted that I didn’t need one, that I’d just make my phone calls during her nap or something. Not anymore! The Bluetooth headset is my #1 favorite. Hands free calling which to me means I can text the hubby on his lunch break while calling for an insurance quote! That’s my kind of convenience!

I consider it a blessing to be able to be a stay at home wife and mother and I’m very grateful to my husband who works so hard to make it possible for me to not have to work outside the home. To be able to be there to watch Elisabeth take her first step, say her first word (which was “dad” by the way). In the mornings, instead of rushing off to a 9-5 job, I get to snuggle with my baby girl. So even though, it’s not without it’s difficulties and it doesn’t help pay the bills, I am very happy to say that being a wife and mom is my job.






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