It still boggles my mind how some people can be very inconsiderate to such an important role. I know a few Moms who have decided to stay home with the kids, and to be honest, some days I do not know how they do it. I don’t have kids, so I can’t say “which is easier”…but I don’t think there is an answer to that. Working parents have to balance their careers with home life and make sure everything is accounted for. Stay at home parents are raising their children, keeping an eye on them at all times and at times missing out on adult time.
This stay-at-home Mom wanted to reply to a comment she received about the fact she doesn’t work.
Last week someone made a comment on my page and you know what, it upset me. It cut me pretty deep and while I do my best to remain positive - this hurt. It basically said 'I wish I got to stay at home all day and exercise with my child, instead I have to go to work and do WORK...' Work?! You think I don't WORK?! You think I sit at home all day and twiddle my thumbs? You think 2 x 22 month old toddlers just let me kick my feet up all day after I've done my morning workout? You think I'm beaming with energy as I grow a new baby and frantically do my best to keep up with twin boys that run rings around me?! Just to break it down... I exercise for 20-30 minutes a day. Sometimes stopping 20 times throughout to fetch toys, bring food, stop hair pulling, break up fights over toys and some days, stopping 2 minutes in because it just ain't happening that day! Other days we're so busy or the boys are so CLINGY / CRANKY (eg: this photo sums it up) the best workout I can get in is some squats, push ups and tricep dips while they eat or while we practice new words, counting to 10 or all the body parts we've learnt. I certainly DON'T spend all day exercising. My days are spent changing shitty nappies, dealing with tantrums, playing cars and trucks, making food that gets thrown on the floor before it's even tasted, walking the streets trying to get tired, grumpy children to nap, attempting to teach two little humans to SHARE instead of bite, pull hair, scratch or push each other, pushing swings, climbing up and down bloody forts that shouldn't even be in kids playgrounds because they are so damn unsafe, singing the alphabet, going for adventures to keep the bubs happy, vacuuming 3 times a day because of all that food that I worked so hard to cook wasn't even considered eating, oh and did I mention the constant battle of playing referee ALL day between two little cheeky monkeys that guess what DON'T 'just play happily and entertain each other all day!' For the record, TWINS don't do that!!! Maybe when they're older, yes! I hope so anyway ~ but for now, no - I literally for most of the part can't take my eyes off them! Cont. in comments 👇👇
I am sure the person who made the comment didn’t mean to offend…but it is offensive to stay-at-home parents. They may have different responsibilities, but they still have responsibilities. Again, it amazes me how some stay-at-home parents do it…but also amazes me how working parents do it too.
So to this Mom who standing up for all stay-at-home parents…kudos to you!