Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SAHM is a Four Letter Word


Okay, so it's really a four letter acronym, but whatever, I've got enough going on and I can't be bothered with the petty details.

You know, boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married and live happily ever after. Until someone has the genius idea that maybe "we should have a baby." We delude ourselves to think we'll be the best parents ever and we won't "raise our kids like that." Of course, we're usually eyeing the frazzled mom of 4 who's two year old is throwing an all out kicking and screaming meltdown, while she holds onto her 4 year old and scolds him for hitting his 6 year old brother, and OMG, what did the baby just put in her mouth?! I don't think that was edible.

It's easy when you have one, though, you don't realize it until you have two and by then, it's too late to realize how good you really had it. Damn hindsight. Once you have two, that's double the daycare and you begin to realize that it really isn't worth going to a job you hate only to squander most of your paycheck to keep your kids at someone else's house while you pretend to give a rats ass about those TPS reports. And so, you decide to *gasp* become a stay-at-home-mom. Ugh. Those four words could not have more vomit inducing meaning for me. I think God may have forgotten to give me a maternal instinct and went a little overboard with honesty and snarkiness.

So yes, I am a {gulp} stay-at-home-mom, technically speaking anyway. And it's by far the hardest worst paying job I've ever had. That includes the time I worked concessions at the local movie theatre for $6.50/hr so that people could complain about candy prices and insist I give them a coronary by adding a gallon of extra butter to their popcorn.

Whoever tried to depict the stay-at-home-mom as some couch sitting, soap opera watching, bon-bon eating laze has clearly never done it. And I wish more than anything they'd been right because I feel a little misled. :oP

9 comments:

Crochet by Momma J said...

I guess you are having one of those days! :-) And to think I am excited about giving my notice soon and becoming a SAHM!

Winklepots said...

One of those days, tends to be most days for me. But I'm hoping better days for you. :o)

The Musings of The Momma said...

I'm right there with you!!! Is selling kids on ebay legal?

Leah said...

Yikes, you are scaring me! I only have one right now!

earth baby said...

Holly, it's better when you can incarcerate them into the education system. It's just me and #4 in the mornings and then #3 is home in the afternoons, but #4 is napping. Now it only sucks at about 4 pm until bedtime :)

Little bug jewelry/Jane said...

I am a part time SAHM, part time worik out of the home mom, so I have the best/worst of both worlds. Today, I am at home and AM having one of those days, so thank you for the laugh!! ;-)

Jane, aka littlebugjewelr

Winklepots said...

Gosh, Musings, I hope so, otherwise I'll have to pull the listing and be out the fees. :oP

Whimsical Creations said...

Here Here!! Passin the bottle liquor your way!! I really miss my good paying job. I couldn't agree with your post more!!

=D melanie

ElegantSnobbery said...

LOL, Holly. Happiness is being a SAHM, huh?

Funny how it was the griping about our mind-numbing days with two little girls that forged our friendship about a year ago.

Now I don't know what I'd do without a phonecall to de-stress. Oh thats right, I'd probably end up drinking too much and eating more chocolate cakes than my body can handle. Ahhhh, glad I'm not alone.

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