Written by MK and Jennifer
I’m about to perform a magic trick. Mind reading extraordinaire! Ready?
When you think of a stay-at-home mom, what do you think? What’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Now, hold onto that thought. Because I’m about to rock your world.
Your first thought is somewhere on this list!
(Easiest. Magic. Ever.)
After all, there are quite a few SAHM stereotypes floating around out there. And, well, most of them are pretty freaking accurate.
Stretchy Yoga pants
I don’t have a clue how to pull off a downward facing dog, but I’ve got some moves of my own. What pose is this, you ask? It’s the reach-behind-the-highchair. And this one? It’s the grocery-tote-while-carrying-
Playing on Facebook
From 5am to 7pm I am a whirling dervish of sippy cups, snack crumbs, and dirty diapers. During those few precious minutes of quiet (read: nap time), I crave adult conversation. Since it’s not usually possible to get that in person I’ll take what I can get: virtual social interaction.
Un-showered, Un-shaven Hot Mess
My average day does not start with a steaming hot shower and an extra 15 minutes for hair removal. No, it begins with screaming demands and a tiny human who wants what he wants, and he wants it NOW. And after that? Child supervision is not a recommendation, it’s kind of a requirement. And nap time is spoken for (see above).
Sure, we can make our coffee at home… or we can strap our little munchkins into the only legal human containment devices on the market (the car seat, people) and be treated like royalty for the ten seconds we’re in the drive thru lane. What can you get me today? Oh, how thoughtful. I’ll take a venti caramel-double-espresso-Xanax to go.
Nothing to do all day.
Nope, I have nothing to do today. No plans, no schedule, no requirements. So I guess, in the mean time, I’ll play maid, daycare worker, and chef. You know, not because I have to. But because I need something to pass the time. (Let’s make #mommysarcasm a thing.)
Stereotypes exist for a reason, I suppose. And if that reason is because there are millions of yoga pants wearing, Facebook using, Starbucks drinking, unshaven mamas on this planet?
Then I am glad to know I’m not alone.
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