Both posts are note worthy and on the topic of working moms vs. stay at home moms including all the drama that goes on between the two groups. Thoughts from both articles focused on “the other group” thoughts WM’s have about SAHM’s and vice versa…. Both articles can be found by clicking here (Cupcakes & Coffee Grounds) & here (The Champagne Supernova). I highly recommend you check each article out. They are both fantastic and equally well written.
Amber Hill of Cupcakes & Coffee Grounds asked an important question that really sparked my interest….”I mean, how the heck do working moms do it??” In regards to how do we (WM) get up for the day, get dressed, meet the needs of our kiddos, make it to work on time and if I recall, speak in complete sentences…. (Honestly though, I could say the same of a SAHM, regarding full sentences… I mean your conversation is with a tiny human who most likely can’t even form a complete sentence themselves…. I teach third graders who can’t even put a complete thought together and believe me you, it effects or wait affects heck IDK? See, see what being with kids all day does to my brain! Anyways… What I mean is I can relate. For those of you who don’t work with children I am sure there are a few adults in your working environment that might fall under the category of a tiny human or a third grader regarding speaking skills. Now, let’s get to the point here.
The answer to Ambers question is simple, like Nike puts it, “Just Do It” what might seem like an impossible task is my “normal” it didn’t come naturally, oh no! It took time and energy to develop a routine. Sure, there were road bumps along the way. Sometimes I am the victim of a horrible spit up accident. Or my wee one decides as we are walking out the door a blow out is completely appropriate. It’s life, things happen. We adjust and move on. What working moms do might seem
impossible no, familiar….SAHM’s, am I right? That’s because everything thing I just described, you might also experience even if you are a SAHM…. You experience vomit, poop and dare I say the “T-word…” The only difference I see is that we (WM) get to experience these moments in a condensed version and bless your heart, you (SHAM’s) get the full length feature film… YOU ARE ALL SERIOUSLY ROCK STARS! Now if you’re a teacher sorry, no kid free zone for you either, it comes with the territory.
Working or staying at home the job is nuts. It’s nuts because both scenarios involve children,
poop shit, vomit, tantrums, meltdowns and life, every day all day. We are ALL constantly trying to figure out the routine and once we get it down those little monsters switch up their game and what was normal (organized chaos) is now the old routine and we must develop new ones.
So how do we do it? The same way as you my sweet SAHM friends we figure it out with our superhero-ness & mommy ninja skills 🙂 we (WM & SAHM’s) “Just Do It!”
May the force be with you my friends!