i showed this to my husband and he said that's definitely not what he wishes i did hahahaha. (yeah let's cook in our lingerie with the kids around). he said he wishes i did what i think i do and what i actually do. and i asked why the last one and he said "look, the kids are outside." i said "jeff that mom is miserable" and he said "yeah ....but they're outside...." hahahahahaha. not all men just want their women to be sexy and cook.
My husband's pretty OCD and usually gets to cleaning before I even know it should be cleaned. I wipe down the kitchen and bathroom, do dishes and we can't have washing machines here so my parents pick it up for us and do it at their house. My daughter is 11 months old and still sleeps a lot. I go online a lot but she's usually here with me and it takes me forever to type one thing because she's the worlds best and cutest distraction. We have daytime nursing and here very soon I'm going to be looking for part time employment. When the nurse leaves, that's when I don't get on here unless she's either sleeping and the house work is done or she's here with me helping me type. That is pretty funny though. I agree with the second post, there are a lot of stay at home moms who do a lot and a lot who don't. Then, there are those of us who don't have much to do because of our husbands who decide to do it all before it really needs to be done. (how many times a week do you really need to vacuum or dust?)
@AmorVomnia7@xanga - No, taking care of an infant still isn't that much work...I went from a full time job to staying at home when he was six months and I don't do shit! But the house is meticulously clean, the baby is happy, the dog is played out, and the meals are cooked - why shouldn't I spend my free time pursuing hobbies?
@AmorVomnia7@xanga - I agree. Everytime I realize the house is messy or I am behind on laundry it is usually because I have been on the internet or reading way more than I should have been that day. Also, even infants usually become fairly easy to take care of once they are sleeping more at night. People can put infants down to let them play alone for a half hour and they can get quite a bit done in the meantime.
@snarkius@xanga - I just didn't want to assume, as I really don't have much experience raising infants. And a lot of the moms I've been around have expressed how difficult of a job it is. Part of the reason why my original post may have come off as jerk-ish.
Being a stay-at-home parent sounds like a pretty sweet deal in many ways. The best part of it is being around to see the kids grow up. But I'm sure it can be boring at times as well.
@NightCometh@xanga - I did the stay at home wife thing for a while. Honestly, my husband was too clean for that and I didn't have enough to do. :/ It was nice for a while though, I baked our own bread and made yogurt and so on.
I could never be a stay at home mom. I would go stir crazy and run out of things to clean. As far as stay at home wives go, that's just trying to justify laziness. I work full time, am enrolled in an online college, my house is spotless, and I cook.
@LupusInvictus@xanga - Starting to be a stay at home mom when they're already 6 months is nothing. You I guess have no clue what it's like and how busy it is when they're newborn. You DO shit. Not the opposite.
@hunebun@xanga - Yeah....it's not like I cared for him when he was a newborn. I was actually home for the first two months and home on and off for the rest of it due to frequent illness. We had strep 3 times, croup, stomach bugs, colds, flu, etc etc. Pretty much something new every week. I still would not consider most of it work!
not sure what the heck all u stay at home mom's are doing since some of you think this is an easy job but i consider trying to teach a human being to be a good citizen in this world to be THE hardest job on earth!