Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Joys of Motherhood.

Being a stay at home mom is anything but glamorous......I just have to get through 1 day at a time. Everyday seems to have its obsticles:

  • Tantrums-this is Presley's department. Usually lasts about 15 minutes of uncontrollable sobbing and snot running down the nose. I have gotten pretty used to just ignoring her.
  • Lots of shitty diapers and I mean LOTS. Is there a potty training guru around? Because I am almost tempted to empty out my savings account to pay for one to come into my house.
  • An injury which requires bandaids (on a daily basis with boys...thank heavens for Cars & Dora bandaids). Today took the cake on this....On Tuesday I had my carpets professionally cleaned, they are cream and we were idiots when we bought this house. Anyways, Cash stubbed his toe and ripped the skin off the front part of it and it was bloody. So, today he was playing soccer in the living room and later I came into the living room to find hundreds of red dots all over my floor. I screamed, not at Cash, but just in horror bc I had just spent a few hundred dollars getting it cleaned. I frantically ran for my trusted bottle of Folex (it's the BEST cleaner) and it ran out, so I had to pile all the kids in the car and run to Fred Meyer for another bottle. call came out.
  • $10 late fees for library books. I get late fees on everything. But, $10 for library books, seriously.....
  • If I were to get a $1 for every minute spent searching for binky's, blankies, shoes and bunnies (their prized stuffed animals), i'd use it for a nanny so I could go to The Tav and drink pitchers of Blue Moon in the afternoon.
  • 150 is the number of hairs I am loosing on a daily basis due to all the crazy hormones you experience after child birth...thank god the tubes are tied and I NEVER have to do this over again.
  • I am so happy that my husband bought me a brand new Lexus after the third child was born so that my 2 year old can kick the seats with their muddy shoes and spread their crumbs everywhere. Travis tells me to go and vaccum it out, like I really have time for that? And where do I put the kids while I am doing so?
  • I think I clean my kitched 80 times a day, vaccum at least once a day, and I have at least 3 loads of laundry in piles all over my laundry room. I am so glad I spend money on a house cleaner, because from the look of my house, you'd NEVER know...wait, the toilets are at least clean because the kids AREN"T potty trained yet!
  • I am so happy that I spend the time to cook my kids meals because they NEVER eat them. Cash decided that he wasn't going to eat his lunch the other day and instead while I was feeding Violet managed to climb into the pantry and devour 3 rice crispy treats and 2 cookies. I guess you can live on junk food.
  • Whoever said that kids shouldn't watch TV, obviously doesn't have any kids. Nick Jr, I love you! I was in shear panic the other day when I went over to my sister-in-laws house and she didn't have Nick Jr.
  • Oh, shower and makeup and cute outfit, what's that?? Oh, i take that back, I shower, but that is as far as it goes.
  • Thank heaven for tubal ligation. It was the best $150 ever spent!!!

Actually, despite all of this, being a stay at home mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me. My kids are my life and I have to remember to enjoy every moment because it goes by so fast. The twins just turned 2.5 years old this month and Violet is almost 4 months. That part makes me sad.

Seriously folks...we need more credit. I told Travis I should be getting paid at least $150k a year for my job and wanted to know when my paychecks will start arriving? I made $215 doing a yard sale with my SIL last Friday and the sad part was, is that is the most money I've made in 3 years. Travis told me to keep it and spend it on whatever I want!


thuriks said...

gosh I love this post. I love your honesty. There is so much to both loath and love about being a stay at home Mom. It can be frustrating and awesome all in the same minute. Funny how you can feel accomplished about getting the stains out of your carpet. I am the same way! We just have to remember that as annoying as some days are that WE have the most important job.

Heather said...

you are hilarious, you need to write a book!

Brieanne said...

Amen sister!