It’s true… Stay at home moms are lazy. I mean there are so many things they don’t do! Here are some things they don’t do and here’s how they can become less lazy!
Throughout my life I have heard the same thing many times, Stay at home moms are lazy. They sit at home and eat bonbons all day. Now I am not here to debate whether women should stay home or go to work because honestly, that is not up to me to decide. It is a personal decision that you are your spouse should make together on what is best for your family. Personally, in my family, I have chosen to take on the role as a stay at home mom and I will be the first person to admit that at times stay at home moms are lazy, including me and here’s why!
Stay at Home Moms are lazy because we don’t shower
Yep! You heard it! We don’t always shower. There are some mornings we wake up well before our alarm to crying babies or toddlers who get out of bed too early. Thus our morning gets off to a rough start. By the time it’s 7 am we have already solved 19 problems and made lunches for everyone to take as they head off to school.
At that moment it is time to get the toddlers and babies breakfast as our daily chores begin around the house. We have good intention to exercise during nap time and who wants to shower before they exercise? The baby goes to sleep and you start a load of laundry only to determine there are clothes already in the washer and dryer so you need to now fold them.
As you fold them you toddler asks you to sign to them and as you do you laugh and play. Now that the laundry is folded and ready to be put away, of course, it is snack time so you fix a quick snack. You quickly run into your room to exercise just as the baby starts to wake up…
You head to get the baby followed by a snack for him and then playtime…
Next thing you know it’s time to go pick up the kids from school and make dinner. And the rest of the day is history running to various extracurricular activities and then getting everyone off to bed. By the time the kids are in bed you flop on your bed and think to yourself, “I will try again tomorrow to take a shower.”
Stay at Home Moms are lazy because we don’t get dressed and put makeup on
I went through a phase about 6 months ago when I didn’t put makeup on unless I was headed out for the day or to church. In fact, I would stay in my pajamas or get into new pajamas (after the days I showered) if I wasn’t going anywhere. I know this crazy behavior screams Stay at Home Moms are Lazy. But completely justified because really who are we going to see? And honestly, our clothes will just end up stained anyways from the kids so we might as well stay in our PJ’s, right?
Stay at Home Moms are lazy because there seems to always be a mess
While this phrase may be true, what you don’t see is the mom picking up after her kids all day long 5 million times a day. You did not see her scrub the toilets with two little ones trying to “help” only causing a bigger mess. When it’s finally clean the older ones come home from school and one pees all over the clean toilet.
Quickly she spruces up the house and heads into the kitchen to make dinner. While she has her back turned to the little ones they decide to make another mess in the living room. Now we have the mess from dinner prep, pee on the toilet seat, and more toys scattered throughout the living room.
So of course to anyone who comes over they think stay at home moms are lazy because how could this mess happen in 2 minutes? All moms, of course, know how this happens!
Stay at Home Moms are lazy because they don’t eat.
Moms have good intentions of eating 3 meals a day, of course, we do! But we all know that life happens. We make breakfast for the kids and we sit down to feed them. After we feed them and clean up we head off to start the load of laundry. In our minds, we remember cooking something in the toaster so we must have eaten!
Lunchtime the same thing occurs we make sandwiches and we all sit down at the table. Then the toddler wants milk and an apple cut up. By the time you get that already the baby is done and you need to clean them up. You manage to maybe eat one or two bites, but then motherhood calls.
At dinner, you sit down at the table as a family. You serve everyone what they need. You put some food on the tray for the baby and cut the toddler’s food up. At which point the baby promptly bathes himself in spaghetti… Off to the bath, he goes.
By the time bath time is over everyone is done and it’s clean up time. There you find your half-eaten sandwich in the kitchen from lunch, your Eggo still in the toaster from breakfast, and your cold dinner on the counter. You don’t feel like sitting by yourself at the table so you just clean up and think to yourself, “I’ll eat something tomorrow.”
Stay at Home Moms are Lazy because they don’t head out on the town.
It’s true. Stay at home moms love to be home. It’s where they feel most comfortable.
Sure they need a break and time to just relax, but then they remember how much work it is to get ready. Find a day, hire a babysitter, plan where to go. Then they have to get the house ready and all the kids, and if you are like me you are thinking it is way more trouble than it’s worth because you know the mess we will come home too? We just think of all that work and become lazy and say it’s not worth it. So, sure, stay at home moms are lazy because they don’t go out on the town.
So, yeah I guess the rumors are true, stay at home moms are lazy! But, what can we do about it?
Moms are amazing! Working moms and stay at home moms are the most selfless human beings. They are nurturers. They learn to function on very little sleep to take care of everyone else. Moms sacrifice everything they have for everyone else.
But guess what?
Moms, it’s time to start taking care of you!
Yes, I know you probably are thinking to yourself I don’t have time. But stay at home moms you need to! So, what do you do?
Moms, take 5 minutes to jump in the shower. You owe it to yourself! When you shower you instantly feel like a whole new person! And you smell like one too! I mean who actually likes to smell like baby spit up?!
And mamas it’s time to get dressed in the morning and splash on some makeup. My mom used to say, “don’t save your good china because you might never use it!” It’s the same with your cute clothes. If you never put them on you might never get the chance to wear them. And makeup… I know not everyone likes makeup and that’s fine. But I sure love makeup! So with that being said, I can put my whole face on in 6 minutes tops! So, if I can scroll Instagram or Facebook then I have enough time to feel good about how I look, right? I mean heck! Take a mirror into the bathroom and multitask! Yep… I totally said it! Moms, it’s time to take care of you!
With the house, there is a time and a season. You will get to a point where the babies and the toddlers won’t make so many messes and the kids will learn to aim! Hang in there and keep doing what you are doing!
As far as eating, well moms! You need food to be able to take care of everyone else! So, don’t forget to eat! Be sure to make the time even if you are grabbing a protein bar or granola bar as you head out the door to drop the kids off at school. So many days I am eating breakfast in the car. It’s the only way to get it done sometimes.
And finally go out, get some fresh air and recoup! You owe it to you, to your husband, and your kids! Certainly, it takes some work, but you are worth it. So plan a day out and head out on the town with your spouse and your friends and stop being lazy!
I hope you can now understand why stay at home moms are lazy! Because this is a perfect example as to why!
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Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!