Sometimes I think to myself, "This is the life!” My favorite parts of being a stay-at-home mom are that I never have to change out of my pajamas, I don't have to brush my teeth in the morning if I don't want to (it is gross, I know, but I don't HAVE to!), and I get to see every milestone, every smile, and every hug from my son!
I often wonder when I answer the door in my pajamas, messy hair, and no makeup, what the postman, UPS man, or Fed-Ex person thinks. Does he think "What a life she leads!", "Wish I could be in my pajamas still instead of delivering my 100th package of the day!", or "Wish I could be in my pajamas in my warm house instead of out here freezing while I knock over and over on your door!" Sometimes I wonder...and smile to myself!
Then come the days when my son is getting four eyeteeth in at the same time, is in excruciating pain, and won't stop crying and whining all day, and I am ready to pull my hair out. There are the days when all I have done is clean up puke, wipe runny noses, try to do some housework with a son clinging to my legs, or hold my sick son because all he wants to do is cuddle with Mommy. Those are the days those envious people don't see.
It is the only thought that can get me through those rough days.
You can read this article and more by me at: http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/do-you-envy-the-stay-at