I have decided to attempt this 30 day writing challenge and see how well I do. I found this challenge upon glancing through a fellow mommy blogger’s blog “Humblefit Blog”
Day 1 is to write basic things about yourself…
Today we visited the accountant to get our taxes all in order and the nice man behind the desk asked me if there was a second W2 to add to the forms. In which I replied, “no”. He then looked at me and while saying the word he also wrote it down….”housewife”. I chuckled to myself and asked if there was a box that said, “domesticated goddess”? He looked at me strangely and proceeded to carry on with his work. I don’t take any kind of offense to being called a housewife but let’s face it, there are a lot of titles rolled into that one precise word.
I am a mother, wife, chauffeur, nurse, referee, chef, housekeeper, kisser of all boo boo’s, teacher, official toosh wiper, dentist, psychologist, CEO of all of Souzaville, coupon cutter, grocery shopper, laundry expert, story teller, computer specialist, cheerleader, dancer, planner, landscaper, counselor, warden, and let’s not forget….a certified momster!
Statistics claim that the average stay at home mom averages 95 hours a week worth of work. That’s equivalent to 2 full time jobs in case anyone was having problems with the math. Is being a SAHM laborious? Not always. Yes there is always a mess to clean up and housework to be done. We live in a house with 7 people so of course it’s never neat and tidy all at once.
Being a stay at home mom is not all that defines who I am. But it is the biggest “make-up” of myself.
My “life pie diagram” would look something like this…
Although the friend and wife part could fluctuate between one another, because sometimes I am a better wife then a friend and vice versa. But being a mom never changes. It is the biggest part of my life and who I am. And nothing about it is basic. Being a human is “basic”. Same basic needs…food, love, shelter, etc. But being a mom…well that’s a superpower!
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