February 9, 2010

The Glamorous Life

Being a stay at home mom isn't a glamorous job, but it is the best job in the world...

It is the only job where you can prop your feet up on the coffee table without getting strange looks from your coworkers. You can go to work wearing sweatpants that clearly looked better on you before you got pregnant, but no one cares if they accentuate your thighs. There is no need to wear makeup, since the only one you need to impress is constantly exploding in poop; when he begins to notice that he smells, you should begin to notice how you look!

A stay at home mom is no mere babysitter; you take on the role of cook, maid, doctor, chauffeur, personal stylist, life coach, entertainer and playmate, working longer hours than any CEO. You won't make a lot of money as a stay at home mom and you may or may not find yourself with a break during the day. If you are fortunate enough to have five or ten minutes to yourself when your little one is sleeping, you will likely spend it taking on the role of photographer so that you don't miss one precious moment.
Nothing can prepare you for the role of being a stay at home mom. It has longer hours than any job, requires the maximum level of patience that you can muster, and will require you to sacrifice your body, your time, and bits and pieces of your sanity along the way.

If you are strong enough to make it through the crying, the midnight feedings, and the diaper explosions, you will find that although the life of the stay at home mom is anything but glamorous, it is the most rewarding job one can have. All the money in the world doesn't hold a candle to watching your child learn and grow every day.

2 comments:

  1. LOL Sophia has way too much fun on her mat and wouldn't even think about napping! Nathaniel is super cute...so are your toes :)

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  2. I am so impressed that your toes are painted!!

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