Today we talked about how being a mom sucks forever, whether or not you work or stay at home. Just what makes being a mom suck? And does it actually suck? One commenter offered her day's schedule as sample evidence.
Four kids home on summer break. Also, we're the house the neighbor kids gravitate to.
Since 8am I have: threaded a needle 17 times for my six year old's sewing project; supervised the making of chocolate chip cookies; allowed older son and his friend to tear through the house making a video (Link? Zelda?); broken up at least six fights; tended to one loose tooth, one bruised head that hit the granite counter, and one sliced toe; loaded/run the dishwasher twice; served breakfast, lunch and at least two snacks x 6 kids; aborted a game of Chutes & Ladders (one cheater and one who honestly didn't know the rules - pissing off the older, rule-abiding player); taken broom from five year old who wanted to "fly" it down the front porch; heard the theme of "Johnny Test" repeatedly on Netflix stream; oh... that's all that comes quickly to mind. Also, I work. From home. Ha!
It is hard. I am stressed. However, it's what I signed up for (and truly want). And yes, my husband is the recipient of a lot of that bottled up stress. And no, he doesn't deserve it - but he's readily available.