Had a great time dog sitting for Toro and Gypsy again! They were quite scared seeing me for the first time in a while, but after some slow bonding on the staircase they came around and wanted to jump all over me!
Mama @housewife_plus sums it UP! 🙌🏾 “I am sitting in my car in the parking lot of a grocery store as I post this and I am in tears.
People think that as a stay at home mom (or work at home mom because I juggle both titles apparently) that my job is super easy, that I play all day, or just clean, or do other mindless things.
This morning I filed six stories with my editor in under three hours, which is a huge feat in my professional life. I did that while simultaneously doing laundry and picking up my house because somebody has to do those things.
I was running out of time but somebody had to get the groceries because we’re out of diapers and milk. I also had a conference call that I couldn’t miss and I have to go and get my kids from school in the next 32 minutes, so what did I do? I made the best of the situation.
With one hand, I pushed the shopping cart and with the other hand, I held my daughter who feels like she weighs 1000 pounds when she’s asleep, and on my right ear, I listened to a conference happen then I couldn’t chime in on because I was on mute. Who knew that a grocery store is not a great place to hold a conference?
My husband has a job and he works very hard but no one would ever dream of asking him to do his job while also cleaning the house, chasing kids, and doing the shopping and yet I am expected to juggle all of those tasks effortlessly.
I love my family and I love my life but I do not always love these moments when I am physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted and having to overlap tasks in ways that seem superhuman.
And that’s the point of this, nothing about what I did is out of the ordinary even though it feels like that in my heart of hearts. There are moms everywhere all around me probably within 100 feet of me because I’m still in this parking lot who are going through the same exact struggle that I am going through right now.