I’m just going to get straight to the point.
Mommin’ Ain’t Easy!
Contrary to popular belief, being a full-time stay at home mom isn’t always butterflies and pixie dust. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my kids and I wouldn’t trade being at home with them for anything in the world. But the reality is that there are days when being a stay at home mom is downright hard!
I’m going to share with you an honest truth about being a stay at home mom.
Today, I was having one of those days Y’all. I usually start my day before the kids, but today all I wanted to do was get an extra hour (or two) of sleep and stay nice and snug in my comfy bed under my warm blanket and sleep in until their normal waking hours. Low and behold that didn’t happen. Two little alarm clocks (aka two screaming toddlers) conveniently wake up way before their normal waking hours.
Before it even started, I wanted the day to be over.
I seriously was not in the mood to start my day off with two toddler meltdowns which resulted in me having a grumpy attitude and being short with the kids all morning. All I could do was count down the hours until nap time.
Make no mistake, I’m not depressed but I am stressed. Being a stay at home mom gets hard, and today my glorious cup of coffee wasn’t going to help.
While there are more good days than bad. There are just those days when the proverbial poop not only hits the fan, but it also hits the ceiling, the floors, the doorknobs, it hits everything!
Today was that day.
I can’t tell you how many people say to me that being a stay at home mom must be like taking a staycation or it must be nice because I get to sleep, relax all day and do nothing.
Are you kidding me right now!
The next person that tells me that may just get punched in the throat. Not really, but in all seriousness, most people wouldn’t survive a day, let alone 2 hours doing what stay at home moms do on a daily basis.
Mama’s, can I get an AMEN?!
Even on challenging days like today, I know that being a stay at home mom serves a greater purpose. It’s about putting motherhood into perspective and realizing that it’s not all about me. I have three precious souls who don’t need their mama to be grumpy and short.
I am far from perfect and I guarantee that I will have more days like I did today. My prayer is that I am able to snap out of it quicker next time. One thing that I am grateful for is getting a new opportunity every morning to start over and try again. And thank God, my kids don’t hold grudges!
If you’re a stay at home mama and you’re having one of those days where it gets tough, let me encourage you by saying that I understand and it’s okay for you to have those days. Don’t let anybody tell you different!
When you need a shoulder or an ear, I want you to email me. I’d love to pray for you and help encourage you on those tough days.
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to someone who gets it, and I definitely get it!
Be encouraged, Mama! Days like today only make us stronger.