Today I decided to eat bon bons.
Not really. I ate macarons. But I think they’re similar enough to understand my point.
Being a stay at home mom I ALWAYS get stereotyped. Like, “ohhh you’re a stay at home mom? You must be sitting around eating bon bons all day.” Or whatever that saying is. Now, people don’t flat out say that but you know how it goes. They say “oh, what have you been up to?” and I reply “I’m a stay at home mom.” and they go, “Ohhhh.” Judging…Judging…
Ya! ‘Ohhhh’ WTH does that mean? You think you know what being a SAHM is like, eh? No, I am not sitting at home on the daily watching tv, flipping through magazines and living large. The truth is I am caring for the cutest little monster child that keeps me on my toes and constantly moving all. day. lonnnng. Other moms get it (usually). It ain’t easy.
I’ve heard people say, “Well, I don’t have the luxury of being home.” Which, I completely understand. I am beyond blessed and grateful to get to stay home with my son. But what you don’t get is that there are some days I would literally give my left arm to have a conversation with anyone over the age of 10. Sometimes my husband will come home from work and we will realize that we’re almost out of milk (or something to that degree) and he’ll say “Oh, I’ll run out and get some real quick.” And basically, I turn into a wild animal, lunge for the keys and am in the car before he can blink. Ya, I love being a stay at home mom but I know I’ve got a couple screws loose now because of it.
For those of you that don’t know, I have an Etsy shop and I also design for Minted.com. As you can imagine, it is often hard to find time to work on my designs with a little one running around. This is one of the reasons that we have Cole in school 2 days a week for a few hours a day. During this time I rush home and either work on designs for my Etsy shop or designs for minted.com or other random things I’m working on (like designing my sister’s wedding invitations). I don’t allow myself to work on any of this when Cole and I are together so, when Cole is at school that is my time to rock n’ roll. As soon as I get back home I hit the ground RUNNING!
So, anyways… Today I drop Cole off at school, I come home, the house is a mess and I have a few deadlines coming up next week for some designs. I have a lot to do.
But I decided that today – I wanted to eat bon bons.
I wanted to be the stereotype that people so ignorantly throw at stay at home moms.
I was going to sit in peace, enjoy my coffee and eat bon bons (macarons). I was liiiiiiiiving.
I thought it’ll be finnnnne. I can get some stuff done when I put Cole down for a nap later.
Little did I know what my son was scheming.
After a few glorious hours of literally doing nothing other than getting lost in news articles, social media and drinking an obnoxious amount of coffee, it was time to pick up my son.
I go get him, we get home and just like we always do I go to put him down for his nap.
Ya know what he had to say about his nap today?
OH, yeeeeeahhhhh. So my afternoon was not filled with being productive and doing everything that I did not do this morning. My afternoon consisted of being in battle with my one year old. He would scream, cry and throw EVERYTHING out of his crib. I would go in there and put everything back, read him a book and put him back in the crib. SCREAMING. I went back in, took him out, cuddled, put him back. SCREAMING. It was round 3… and right when I was about to throw in the towel – he fell asleep. 2. hours. later.
God’s lesson for me today: Don’t eat the bon bons…
until AFTER you’ve gotten your crap done.