In case you didn’t know, being a stay at home parent is hard.
Let me put it into perspective for the I Don’t Have Any Kids people: At 9:41 PM on Wednesday night – other than a quick 23 minute break while my Lil Diva took a too short nap today – it was the first time I’ve sat down to relax since 8 AM. That’s a 13 hour shift with a 23 minute break.
Imagine having an employer who only allowed you 23 minutes every 13 hours of work, no sick days, no days off, random unscheduled night shifts, and then topped it off by not paying you any money, just in hugs, kisses, barf, poop, drool, giggles and lots of screaming – not necessarily in that order.
That is the life of a stay at home parent.
While I still lament the day my son gave up his nap, I am making every attempt to “Look on the Brightside So I Don’t Lose It” by following three simple steps:
- Discover latest Incident.
- Do not cry/yell/run out of house screaming; Instead, grab the camera and take a photo (if an option).
- Blog about said incident.
For example: Wednesday morning.
As I prepared the Lunch of Champions – a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – for my son, my dear daughter noticed the bathroom door was ajar.
You know where this is going, don’t you?
I, upon noticing how quiet the room had become, bolted for the bathroom.
And found this —->
And I asked myself the question: How does she know when I’ve just put a new roll on????
Then I grabbed the camera.
I really need to put an alarm of some sort on that door…. or on the toilet paper roll.
Just as soon as I get a minute.