There was something that was brought up to me by my mother a while back. She mentioned that every couple of Facebook statuses I bring up the fact that I'm cleaning. After actually going through my statuses you would think my house was spotless and I had OCD!
So thank you mom for pointing it out!
Here is my theory on this:
I was working since I was fifteen years old. My first "real job" was working at my mom's restaurant where I did everything from dishes, helping prep, cleaning and all that. I've done everything from hotel laundry, retail, and radio.
I haven't worked since having the kids and I miss the paycheck. I miss having something for me and someone saying "good job today!".
I'm going to admit it, my days get kind of tedious. Don't say you haven't thought it too? After starting my morning with requests for food, chasing after screaming kids, picking up toys, trying to clean and figure out dinner, clean up and then start again the next day, don't you wish that one of your kids could just hand you a cheque and say "thanks for everything mom!"
YES, I FEEL NEGLECTED SOMETIMES! THERE I SAID IT!
Here's my other theory on this:
I'm sick and tired of hear that stay at home moms don't do anything. It's driving me to smack the next person who says that to me. Why does it happen to be people who don't have kids who say it? Sigh!
I think I keep putting it on my Facebook status so people know that I'm not just sitting at home eating bonbons watching soaps.
Although that does sound like a dream right now!
I'm validating my choice to stay home and if I have to I'm going to tell you my daily schedule for the day. And funny enough, I'm not the only mom who does it. I've seen post after post about what's being made for supper, a to-do list like status letting people know they are going to the gym after dropping the kids off at school and emptying out the dishwasher.
So I've decided to stop posting my house chores on Facebook! The only person who needs to know that it's all done is my family.
Hey, maybe they would notice if the house looked more like this:
"THANK YOU!", that's all I'm asking for!