Surviving Saturdays

dishwasheTo all of the stay at home moms out there…I don’t know how you do it. When I had my second child I crunched the numbers and was elated about the possibility of staying home with my babies. My oldest was three years old at the time. Not too far into my maternity leave I dropped by my old office to visit my co-workers. I remember telling my boss frantically “PLEASE let me answer a phone call! I need to have an adult conversation!” Ultimately, it didn’t work out staying home after six weeks. I’m just the type of person that can’t do it. I always joke about how I’m such a great mom after 5PM and on weekends 🙂

In all honesty even at night and on weekends I get frustrated with them easily. I don’t have the level of patience required sometimes. I don’t want to freak out and yell at everyone. I’d love to be the kind of mom that is always upbeat, cheerful, and patient. One that has it all together. One that has a clean house, clean kids, food on the table (not fast food), etc. Unfortunately, I’m not there yet.

Now that I’ve disclosed my shortcomings as a mother let’s talk about today. It’s Saturday and I’m home with the family. My house is a wreck and my in-laws are coming into town. I’m scrambling at the last minute as usual. I ran out to the bank this morning and came back to a bubble disaster…again. If you’ve been following my blog you might recall this isn’t the first time my lovely children have done this.

Bubble Disaster # 1

I’m on social media way too much because in my head I was immediately thinking about how I was going to post this. #iquit #bubbles #why #jumpingoffcliff #isitmondayyet?

I know… I have issues. So today is survival mode Saturday. Trying to keep it together so when the in-laws arrive they’ll still have family members alive to visit.

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5 thoughts on “Surviving Saturdays

  1. I remember those days!!! I stayed home for 5 or 6 years and the isolation and lack of income drove me bonkers! Still don’t think that perfect mom exists (although I am getting better at it with time!)

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