So yesterday I started writing about the many hats I wear as a Stay At Home Mother. If you haven’t read it check it out here.
Just to recap yesterday I talked about my jobs as resident detective, resident nurse and resident chef. Here are some more of the many jobs that I have.
I am the resident maid. I know every wife and mother, well just about anybody can relate to this one. I promise our laundry basket has a bottomless hole. The more I wash the more clothes appear. LOL. I will give credit to my hubby that since the birth of our last son he has been much better with helping with this task. I think this has more to do with him wanting the clothes folded like they are on sale in the store and I am just happy they are folded period. With younger kids I think that my home is never clean, especially with my 16 month old it seems like he has a goal if its clean he has to dirty it up. I can’t wait for my kids to be older so they care more about how their rooms look and they don’t just drop their clothes and shoes all over the apartment even though I remind them every day to put things where they belong.
I am also our resident accountant. Hubby makes the money and its my job to take care of all the rest. Paying bills, taking care of stuff for the kids, groceries, and savings (hence why I coupon). This isn’t that bad and I want to get much better at it and also encourage our kids to start savings and being good with money.
I think so often as a stay at home mother people assume that my life is empty and I don’t have much things to do but stay at home and clean my house but the job is not that easy. This however is the job that I choose. After I had some first child, when I returned to work I was sad all the time and I was always worrying about what she was doing, if she was fine in daycare, what growing things I was missing. Finally I asked my husband if it was possible for me to stop working and we made the hard and sometimes financially tough decision for me to be a stay at home mother. I am so thankful for the memories that I have, ones that no amount of money is worth and thankful for a husband who is supportive of me being at home with our children. Plus it saves us on paying for child care. So next time someone tries to box me in like what I do isn’t important I’ll just have to ask them are you the resident monster catcher? Yes I catch monsters of all sorts but no ghosts yet. LOL.