Myths I HATE About Being A SAHM & One Truth!4/18/2014
Recently I've seen a lot of the "e-cards" that are bashing being a SAHM. Actually, it's not so much bashing as telling lies and spreading myths. I believe there are several myths about being a mother and especially being a SAHM that are way to glamorized and annoying. Obviously I can't touch on every myth but I'm going to go for the ones that bother me the most!
Why in the world does everyone think that all SAHM's are alcoholics? Literally my desire to drink is about zero! Much like drinking on the job in the "real world" it impairs my judgement and I wouldn't be capable of performing at my best. Yes, I have the occasional glass of wine at night (well not now that I'm pregnant) but that's all! I'm sure there are moms out there in the world that do drink and heavily at that but I'm not one of them and I don't know many (if any) that do.
Motherhood in general the breaks are few and in between, but we all knew that's what we were signing up for when we became moms. Being a mother means putting everything for yourself to the side. However, I don't agree that SAHM's and mother's don't get any breaks. I'm probably really partial to this one because like I've mentioned in other posts; I'm extremely lucky that I have my in-laws around the corner to help out. If I need to run to the store and if hubby and I want to have a date night we have that freedom.
Not everyone has the situation that I do but even when my in-laws didn't live here we made it work. If that meant driving the two hours to a parents house for a date night, that's what it took. Guess What? When I'm sick I don't get a break from my job, that is true but if hubby is available he's all about helping out! I get a break in addition to other things every single day...it's called NAP TIME! You'd be amazed what I can accomplish during Nap Time...the house can be cleaned, I can shower (I'll touch on this more later) AND even relax and catch up on a TV show or two...WOOHOO!