It isn’t for the faint of heart…
My thoughts needing to be vented and expressed on a rough day…
Being a stay at home parent is not for the faint of heart. It’s not a glamorous lifestyle where we sit around eating bon bons and sipping on Mimosas. It is a fulltime, round the clock job with no income coming in from it, no sick leave, personal time off or paid vacations. You are quite often over worked and under appreciated.
Bad day at work? You can clock off and completely leave the place that has caused you so much irritation. SAHP get in bed and tell themselves tomorrow is a new day and it’s going to be better, at least I do. Then we get up trying to stick to what we told ourselves the night before. Some days it ends up being a good day, others end up worse than the day before.
Those that do not stay at home with the kids think they know what it’s like and what goes on but they really have no clue. Until you have stayed home with your kids day in and day out, you really have no clue what a SAHP does or goes through. This includes spouses. A spouse that works outside of the home has zero clue as to what it entails to be a SAHP. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows.
I don’t know why people think it’s an easy job. Maybe because they never had to do it. If they had they would be a little more understanding and possibly willing to help out more. Look if I tell you I have had a really crappy day don’t get an attitude with me and start judging! Help me out! Don’t get angry with me. I’ve just been home all day for 10+ hours listening to screaming, crying and fighting some days. I am exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally. And when it comes right down to it I AM DOING THE BEST I CAN. We all are!
So the next time you want to think that SAHP have it easy do us all a favor and slap that thought right of your head! It takes a strong person to do a 24/7 365 day a year job. Remember that.
Life is hard. Life is beautiful.