Week 1 is officially done. And let me tell you. That stay at home mom thing, is NO JOKE. Shout out to all the stay at home moms who do this everyday. I’m not gonna lie, at one point in my life the thought crossed my mind how great it must be to not have to work and be home with your kids everyday, easy peezy. Uh, no. I remember looking at the clock and it was only like 11:42 a.m. I thought it was going to say 4:00 p.m. and my husband just wasn’t home yet because he was stuck in traffic or something. Nope, it was really 11:42 a.m.
The kids wouldn’t nap at the same time. At one point I had to pack everyone in the car to run and get milk and by the time I got home Danny was asleep. I wasn’t planning on putting them down for a nap for like another hour but at that point, I guess it was his nap time. Of course right when I put Cabrey down for her nap, not 10 minutes later Danny woke up happy as could be like he just had the best sleep of his life.
You literally clean up after your kids ALL DAY LONG. I guess you really don’t have to but after one day of just looking at your house a mess all day long, you’re like I just can’t take the it anymore. You pick up, put away, pick up, put away. I tried to get some cleaning done. Which wasn’t horrible because I feel like when I’m walking around the house doing things, the kids don’t bother me. It’s when I finally sit down on the couch is when they’re all over me. As I’m cleaning I’m just looking around at the mess they’re making and I’m just thinking to myself, what is happening right now and what is the point of even cleaning if they’re just going to keep making messes!
Sure, you have a lot more time to do laundry but when your three year old makes a game out of throwing the nicely folded clothes throughout the house – it’s like doing the same load of laundry three times. Having to do a load of laundry one time is bad enough, the same load three times – forget it.
I found myself finding reasons to have to go to Target. Oh Danny, you need more Big Cheeze Itz, looks like we have to go to Target. But then I remembered I would be bringing three kids with me and that idea went out the window.
Then you take your son to get his first hair cut. Send a picture to your husband and then feel like a huge POS because he would have wanted to come with you to take his son for first haircut. Wife of the year.
I was doing my hair and makeup one morning at Tony asked me where we were going. Nowhere Tony, we’re going straight to nowhere but I needed to do my hair and makeup in case I see someone I know.
By the end of the day you have no clue what just happened in the last 12 hours. Your kids are a mess and need baths but you’re so tired. So you throw one in the shower with you and there goes the 15 min of the day where you were going to get that alone time.
but. i loved being home with them.
Next week: Potty training.