What do you DO all day?
Don’t you get bored? It must be nice to have that luxury! Some of us have to actually work for a living! I could never do that, I’d hate being with my kids all the time. When they are older you are you going to get a REAL job, right?
As a Stay at home mom I hear these things all of the time. These are so often said so accusingly, and angrily.
What do I do all day?
For those that seem to think I lounge around all day in my PJs and eat bon bons, I hate to disappoint you. You can take a quick peek into my daily schedule. I do a lot. I cook, I clean, I teach, I work on my business, we go on field trips, I make repairs around my home. I make art. I run the kids around. I keep quite busy.
2. Don’t you get bored?
Ummmm did you see the list of things I do in a day? How could I possible get bored?!?! I am always doing something. In fact I have to literally schedule myself a break or else I don’t so it!
It must be nice to have that luxury! Some of us have to actually work for a living!
Surprisingly, I actually do work as well. Yes, it is a different type of work, but it is work nonetheless. I have my work of caring for my home, and family, as well as running my own business. We aren’t wealthy by any means. We are very careful with our money. We don’t go to Starbucks and spend $15 on a giant tripple unicorn poop or whatever, we don’t have fancy cars, we don’t don’t try to keep up with the Jones, or any of those “luxuries”. Our home is small, our cars are older, I coupon and use cartwheel and iBotta and Groupon. We plan and save for our family vacations, we buy annual passes to the zoo and science center etc. We budget, we go without, sacrifice, and work hard to live the lifestyle we have chosen.
I could never do that, I’d hate being with my kids all the time.
Staying home with your kids isn’t for everyone, and thats ok!! I just so happen to adore it! Being with my kids is really important to me, and to my kids. I enjoy being with them. I have friends who can’t stand being home with their kids, so they work just to escape. Some work out of financial necessity. Some really just need to have a job to feel fulfilled. Whatever the reason, I won’t call you out on not staying home with you kids, so please do me the same courtesy.
When they get older you are you going to get a REAL job, right?
Why do I need a “real” job? What is wrong with staying home with my kids? My kids are older now, but I will continue being a SAHM. MiniMe is the only one who is always home, as the bigger girls do go to public school. But even when MiniMe did go to school, I still had a home to clean, I still had food to cook, I still had a business to run. I enjoy these things so much. Why would I give that up to satisfy someone elses idea of what my life should look like?