I read an article recently, it talked about SAHMs who make a leap to WAHMs. How this was a growing trend, how finding work at home can solve a lot of problems--someone is home when the kids get home, there is more income, mom has a flexible schedule, etc. The article also talked about how it CREATES some issues--mom's workspace, mom's worktime, mom not staring at the laundry when she should be working thinking, "when is the laundry fairy coming"?
Ok, I made up that last one. But I am making that leap. Now, never ever ever would I call myself trendy.I am the antithesis of trendy...the anit-trend. But this time, I am totally riding the trend. Kowabunga!
But it's hard, to be truthful. I'm not very good at dropping all my SAHM chores, all my SAHM responsibilities, so I end up being really, really Over Mom Guilted, and really, really overworked. But hey, it's 2011-- overworked is the new 21.
See? Overworked. I'm mixing metaphors as I watch my 6 year old play wii in front of me, singing Millionaire. With the cuss words. It's Friday and my bathrooms aren't clean yet-- and my fridge died the other day and it still has quite a bit of rotting food in it. Maybe it didn't die-the fridge coroner has not been out yet to call time of death, the thing is still under warranty SINCE IT IS ONLY TWO MONTHS OLD, so maybe it's just in a coma. Anyway---let's just leave it like this: I am letting a few things slide.
Like this blog. Dang, I love this blog. So I'm not giving it up. NO FREAKING way ( huh, where do the kids get that language, I wonder?) But my posts are not as frequent as as they used to be..or will be again. I will be posting more. I need to give a voice to us WAHMs with a SAHM complex. We need to be heard! I need to be that voice and say things like:
I'M LATE!! GETINTHEVANNOWNOWNOW!!
WAHOOO, PAYCHECK... CRUD, BILLS!
HOW DID IT GET TO BE 9O'CLOCK AT NIGHT AND I"M STILL IN MY JAMMIES AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY!???!
and of course,
WHERE IS THE DAMN LAUNDRY FAIRY!!???