I don’t know if you guys have seen the quote (Suzie’s Daily Quotes) below on facebook, but it’s SO true!
A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found …an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel… She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?…
”Yes,” was his incredulous reply.. She answered, ‘Well, today I didn’t do it.’
We give a lot of credit to the stay at home mamas out there! Staying at home is probably one of the hardest things….sometimes we think it’s harder than being an auditor or an interior designer (our jobs before we became photographers)! You need to have patience and all your attention and time is on your kids. Sometimes we feel selfish for wanting to be on the internet real quick or edit a picture real quick, but your kids will let you know when it’s time to get off those things. From our experience, how your morning goes is how the rest of your day will go 😉 If the morning goes well, dang maybe it’s okay to go to the store with the kids today! Ha!! The house is ALWAYS a disaster…the laundry is never ending…the dishes are already piled up after lunch time…cleaning up toys is an all day thing…and MAYBE you’ll eventually look in the mirror and see how nasty you look 😉 Sweatpants and hoodies is your normal attire, hair in a ponytail/bun, and most of the time you have no makeup. The husband and kids have no complaints on how we look and that’s all that matters! 😉