So being a stay at home Mom isn’t as easy at it looks. So let’s take a look at a working Mom’s life. Something like this…right?
No…no that doesn’t look right. I’m thinking more like this:
Yeah, that’s more like it. Being a working Mom has it’s own set of challenges. Here are my thoughts as I talk myself out of going back to work (at least 5 times a day):
– Rise and shine!! Mommy not only has to get herself ready for work, but also has to wake up her slumbering monsters that need dropped off at daycare/school before she can go in. Mom will have to wake up at least 6 hours before she has to be at work to get this done. No hitting snooze (even though I always did!).
– You realize what the phrase “there aren’t enough hours in the day” REALLY means. There is just no time when you work. Between morning routines, work, making food, cleaning, laundry and trying to spend quality time with the kids…working Mom’s are stretched thin on time. Good luck getting that post baby body back. I always thought “maybe when my daughter is in high school…yeah, then I’ll have time to work out!”.
– Hello Mommy guilt! Dropping my daughter off before I went to work was so heartbreaking. Every day I’d miss her so much and wondered what she was doing. I also felt guilty about the amount of packaged meals and junk food we ate. There just wasn’t time to cook!
– Working Moms are stretched thin. Between work stress and home stress…patience is easily tested. Why did it always feel like I was dealing with toddlers at work but a 9 month old going on 40 at home?
– Good luck getting caught up. There is no such thing as “working from home” when there is a child within a half mile radius. They will hear you typing and being productive and cling to you like a monkey on a branch. Think that report is getting in first thing Monday morning? Nope…it’s Sunday night, your baby is teething and your toddler just dumped milk all over the dog.
– Did I mention the whole waking up and being presentable before the sun is up thing? It is worth repeating.