Do you ever wonder what goes through a stay at home Mom’s head? I quit my job as a teacher to be a Mom and these are my confessions of a stay at home mom.
I confess… I judged SAHMs before I became one. I thought, “They have it SO good! So much time to have a clean house, dinner on the table, happy baby and happy husband. Who could ever say being a SAHM is a job?”
I. Was. Wrong.
I confess… staying at home to raise a baby is HARD WORK, especially when you don’t have an easy baby. My baby is a dollface – she smiles and laughs and is oh-so-cute. BUT, she cries. And she doesn’t just cry, she screams, and she chokes herself, and when she gets going… it’s almost impossible to calm her down immediately. It takes at least 10 minutes if I am lucky. Girlfriend has a temper.
I confess… I need a nap at some point during the day, just like the baby. HOWEVER, this rarely happens. There is no time for a nap, because when baby sleeps, housework and laundry get done.
I confess… I am home all day and my house is still a mess.
I confess… when A gets restless, we take selfies in the mirror (aka the photo at the top of this post).
I confess… I don’t get to make dinner every night. Sometimes I eat sliced cheese on white bread for dinner and B eats whatever he can microwave.
I confess… I thought I would get to watch all my DVRd shows being at a SAHM. Truth: my DVR is loaded with multiple episodes of my favorite shows. I don’t like to have the tv on during the day anyways.
I confess… there are days that I don’t go to the bathroom until my husband gets home. That is unless the baby is laying on the bathroom floor while I do my business.
I confess… I do get to shower almost daily! Annabelle loves sitting in the bathroom while I shower, and sometimes she even lets me blow dry my hair.
I confess… I have eaten at least 5 jars of peanut butter since I became a SAHM. It is the easiest meal in my cabinet.
I confess… I LOVE this job more than any I have ever had. I love seeing my baby change and grow every day. I love spending oodles of time with her.
I confess… my job as a SAHM is coming to end in August.
I am going to be teaching first grade again next school year. While I know it is the best decision for my family (to go back to work), I can’t lie that it is not something I want to do. I know it is going to be extremely hard to say goodbye to my sweet girl every morning. It may sound like I am complaining my job as a SAHM is difficult,however I am just stating what I’ve learned over the past 4 months. The rewards of being a SAHM are countless. I am SO fortunate that I will have been able to be at home with A until she is almost 8 months old, and I am very thankful for the opportunity to do so.