You all might have seen the video of the #worldstoughestjob. If you haven’t seen it, check it out HERE or watch below.
I watched this and I had tears at the end. It made me think about everything my mom does for me and my sisters, but it also made me realize that this rewarding job as a (stay at home or working) mom really is TOUGH. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you do for your kids until there’s a youtube video like this that is made….HA! 😉 My thoughts didn’t just stop there. When it talks about all the roles and things we do as mothers, my husband pops in my head. I then start thinking of everything he has done to support me in this tough job. Unfortunately, there are some moms out there that don’t have that support. I PRAISE YOU! Whoever your significant person that has this supporting role, THANK them. You’ve all heard of the saying: Enjoy the little things because in the end they are the big things. It’s these ‘little’ things that have helped me!
Here’s just a few of what my supporter does….
-I have been cleaning up dirty fingers and faces from the Chef Boyardee the kids had at lunch plus the horrific BLOWOUT that came out of my 4 month old baby (I’m surprised I didn’t use a whole container of baby wipes). When he gets home, he’s scrubbing poop and food stains from the clothes, doing ALL the laundry, and folding them upstairs.
-When he calls me up and asks me how my day is going, there are days when I tell him how great of a day it was and all the hilarious things the kids were doing, BUT there are also days when I tell him the kids are not listening, whining, and in timeout most of the morning. I then end the conversation with, “I’m physically and mentally exhausted.” When he comes home from work, he has a McD’s mocha frappe (no whip cream, no chocolate drizzle) in his hand just because he knows I NEED it.
-As some of you know, we live in Minnesota now and both our families are in Iowa. It’s definitely hard not having family close by! We didn’t have a backup person to watch the kids if we were to have Mariah in the middle of the night. Well of course, my water breaks right at midnight. I knew I had to deliver Mariah without him by my side since he had to watch the kids in the guest lobby (you’d think they’d just be so tired they’d sleep…NOT LENNON). He was there to comfort me and tell me what I really needed to hear….that he loved me and knew I could do this without him.
-Sometimes, the day gets so busy with the kids that I don’t even get to think about what’s for dinner. He always steps up, and you’ll see him busy in the kitchen cooking a gourmet meal for the family.
-Our 4 month old always seems to decide she needs to eat right when dinner is ready. While I’m breastfeeding, he’s cutting up the kids’ food or giving them more helpings.
-I’m busy clearing off the dinner table and slaving away washing the dishes by hand….Just kidding! I meant putting the dishes in the dishwasher (they invented dishwashers for a reason you know..use it people!) While I do that, he is giving the kids a bath and putting them in their pjs.
-I am the one who gets up in the middle of the night if Mariah needs to be fed or fusses and needs to be comforted. He gets up with the kids and gets them breakfast so I can sleep in just a little bit longer. “10 more minutes,” I usually say just to get a little bit more sleep in.
-I am so thankful that I have an opportunity to stay at home with the kids, be there when Dylan gets on the bus and gets home from school, and not miss a second without them. He works his buns (of steel) off to support our family and so I am able to stay home with the kids.
Thank-you, Blaine and for all those helping us in this tough job….THANK-YOU!