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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"But you are at home all day"

I swear if I hear this phrase one more time I will explode into a million pieces and melt into the cracks of the wood planks to never be seen again! (If it were only that easy)

I quit a very good job in a law office to stay at home and raise my daughter. It just amazes me at the expectations people have of you when you don't work outside the home. No one can ever realize what staying at home is really about until you do it. The average working person thinks of it as a vacation~ sleeping in late, lounging all day and reading, watching TV, surfing the net, etc. I will be the first one to tell you IT IS NOT! I work twice as hard here at home just trying to keep things in order and keep the peace.

First thing you always hear~ "Why isn't the house in tip-top shape?" Well, not only are you home, all day, making messes, it seems that everyone else in the household gets lazy bones. They start thinking, well, I don't need to pick that up, she is home all day, she will get it. I spend 30% of my day picking up the same stuff every single day! How can you get anything done if you are constantly doing the same things, over and over and over.

Gosh, I could go on and on, but I think I will stop right here for now..

In closing, if you are one of those lazy bones, the ones who take advantage, think twice about it. Not only will you be happier in the long run, so will mama. Like the ole saying goes "If mama ain't happy, NO one is happy~"

3 comments:

Mary said...

some one better start making mommma happy....

Tami said...

OOOHHHH, I couldn't agree more with you!!! I've had so many people say that to me. It really irks me!

Since my husband works third shift, I'm usually busier now during the day than I was when I worked full time. We are always doing something. I also enjoy volunteering at my kids' school and I wouldn't trade that for anything.

Nyoka said...

I know the feeling babe. I love my family to death, but I'm doing 90% of the cleaning for a house of 11 ppl living here. Not easy. So yea, let someone say the house isn't tip-top shape cause I'd tell them the washclothes are in that drawer, water's over there, have at it.