So *everyone* hates their job at least some days right? Well let me tell you that being a parent is a job---whether you stay at home or not. And although on tv parents are portrayed as laying around with smiles and cuddles all day, giving baby massages and whispering sweet nothings into their children's ears, it's often nothing at all like that in real life. Because frankly, your kid probably won't sit still for cuddles and massages, and whispering sweet nothings into their ears isn't nearly as nice when they've got snot pouring out of their nose or when they're screaming during the world's most dramatic tantrum :-P And kids are cute---but must less cute when you've had little sleep and your brain can't even function enough to appreciate the cute things they do.
But although I sometimes hate the job (like yesterday---oh good lord, I swear yesterday had at least 40 hours in it), I never hate my girls! And although I told Lee yesterday when he got home that my day was so awful I was even thinking about how I was willing to go to work as a dish lady in a school cafeteria (and if you know me and my hatred of doing dishes then that pretty much tells you everything you need to know about my day yesterday lol)----every time I think about going back to work for real I realize I would hate that 10000 times worse than even the worst day at home.
So that leaves me with my current solution---which is to have a little bitch fest, get it out of my system, and then hope that next week brings with it healthy kids, nicer weather, more sleep, and a better attitude to remind myself why being a parent is the best job in the world!
To get us all in the mood for what I have planned next, you should check out this article I found called 6 things nobody told you about being a SAHM ...and let's be honest, many if not all of these could also be called 6 thigns nobody ever told you about being a PARENT. My favorite part of the article is the end which says
And now for the pick me up for all you moms who are feeling the same way as me---a little humor and inspiration, to remind us that our tiny offspring are worth all the headaches lol
And so now I hope we've all had a good laugh, we're feeling better because misery loves company, and tomorrow i'll be back talking about sunshine and rainbows and cute little girls haha.
Please comment with your own "parenting is HARD" moment from recent days. We're all in this together people :-) And if you only have rainbows and sunshine to talk about well then I only have one thing to say----please, share with me your secrets! Oh wait, I guess I have one more thing to say as well---screw you! :-P