First, a clarification on my “Tough Job” post. There were a few comments that said, “Hey, I get all happy and bake cookies sometimes!” So yeah, I didn’t mean to cast dispersions on cookie baking. We all do that from time to time. Yes, even ME. There are days that you feel all warm and snugly and content and domestic. For sure! No way would any of us stick with this if we didn’t, right? What I was talking about were the people who pretend like they never have a negative thought about being a stay at home mom (perish the thought and a pox upon you for feeling that way!). These are the ones who, regardless if they honestly feel that way all the time or not, make those of us who definitely do NOT feel that way all the time like a pile of crap. And it’s not to say that they want to make other mom’s feel like a pile of crap. That could be the furthest thing from their minds. As for those who DO want to make other moms feel like a pile of crap? There’s a special spot in Hell for them.
Basically the way I feel is: staying at home with children is back breaking, soul crushing, mind numbing work. There is no vacation, no break, no weekend and no sick days. There’s just more of the same, day in and day out. And all the trays of cookies in the world couldn’t change that. We all look for the positive in things because we have to. We don’t dwell on the awfulness because if we did, we’d go crazy. But it’s there. It’s always there.
Of course, warm hugs from snuggly children sure help too.
It’s also quite possible that people who are overly perky all the time make me want to slam my head in the door. You know that old saying where if you don’t have anything nice to say, you best say nothing at all? I think the opposite can be true. If all you want to do is spout happiness and unicorns, then maybe just try to limit it a touch for those of us who didn’t get our daily rationing of coffee that morning.
In other news: I’m watching “Cars” for perhaps the 38th time this month. It makes Liam mellow, which this morning was a neccesity. He was starting to go thermonuclear. I just want to pause for a moment and praise the dudes at Pixar for making visual crack for our children that DOESN’T make my brain bleed.
And in other, other news: Facebook is freakin’ addictive. And I don’t even play games on there because most of the games are lame-o. Yes, even that game that you love. TRUST ME. But I am addicted (just a little bit) to some of the quizzes and such. And I love checking my friends’ and family’s statuses. Facebook is FUN. It is also a TIME SUCK.
In other, other, other news: I love my iPhone. I know you’re all sick to death of hearing me say that but I just saw those of you out there in the audience who have one too nod your heads knowingly. It is quite simply the best thing I’ve ever owned. I am forever amazed and thrilled with all the things it can do. There’s a lot of stuff in my life that I would give up before I ever gave up my iPhone.
Okay. I think I’m done. With all that off my chest now, I’m going to share a cute little video of my girl discovering just how bouncy the couch is when it is removed of it’s cushions.