Back in December I realized I had spent two full years home with my kids
livin’ the dream as a stay at home mom. Now I could go on and on about the wonderful, life fulfilling qualities that happen if you get the chance to stay at home with your kids, and how hard it is, but let’s be honest here- staying home is pretty freakin’ awesome. Yes some days s-u-c-k but most often I’d rather opt for a cornea scratch than have to go back work right now. (And I really liked my last job!) So instead of giving you a list of intangible, fluffy reasons to stay home with your kids I’d like to share with you some not-so-serious ‘pros’ to join the ranks of the yoga pant-clad women known as SAHM’s.
1. Kathie Lee and Hoda. I mean seriously SAHM moms have an excuse to get sucked into their shenanigans. It just comes on after the other morning news shows I didn’t just turn to it…or did I?
2. Two words: bras optional. No seriously, if I know I’m not leaving the house you know I’m not wearing one. *Disclaimer: Remember to wear one on the days the Schwann man shows up…cuz that’s real awkward.
3. Pajamas all day! Do you need further explanation?
4. You become a crafting, sewing, cooking, baking, etc connoisseur. Those long winter days inside force you to pick up some hobbies because day time TV is horrendous.
6. You honestly can be as lazy as you want when it comes to house work. (Knowing full well that the next day means double time. Double dishes, double laundry, double cleaning etc etc.) You just have to face your husband when he asks what you did today. “Umm…er, well, the kids are alive right?”
7. The ability to wear yoga pants without ever having to do the yoga part. (I also like to call them “dressy sweatpants.”)
8. Bon bons. Yes I get to lay around eating them on days I don’t feel like being productive. Just kidding…what the heck is a bon bon? Googling it right now…
But seriously, staying at home fits our family right now. Five years from now? Who knows? I’ve worked while raising my kids so I never do the stay at home vs. working mom debate with friends. Once you do that, there’s no winners, no friendship and hurt feelings. I admire all women who choose the lifestyle that fits their family’s needs, not society’s needs. Each mom, husband and child is so unique that a cookie-cutter blanket statement about working in or outside of the home is ignorant and often offensive.
So mommas, support each other! Because we all know that it doesn’t matter if you work in an office or your office is your kitchen…yoga pants are comfy! (Oh come on I know you own at least one pair!)