My main priority is keeping my children alive.
That might sound dramatic, but when you have two kids 3 and under you know what I mean. They have little concept of danger and seem to defy death daily. I also try to work… I write (here and for BabyZone) and manage social media accounts on a freelance basis. So I do a mix of being all day mommy… playing and keeping two littles happy plus being plugged in a lot.
From the outside it's really easy for someone to think I just sit on my ass all day playing on Pinterest and Facebook. (and Twitter and Google+ and Instagram… you get the point)
From the outside it's really easy to wonder why my house is a cluttered mess. Why laundry isn't always put away. Why I don't always get dinner done.
From the outside it's really easy to judge or believe what someone could/should/would get done.
Before I became a mom I thought I'd keep a tidier home and cook more meals while home with my sweet babes. I knew if I returned to work full-time that would never happen, but if I was home… oh I'd have SO MUCH TIME.
Then I had a baby. And another.
I'm not saying I'm some incredible person (I'm not.. I'm pretty average, I think) or that people should be in awe or treat me special… I just don't want to be thought of as JUST a mom who's JUST at home all day.
(I also happen to be a mom who gets her daughter to three classes a week that are a half mile away from our home. Since we only have one car that means I put both kids in the stroller and walk them to and from and wear the baby during class (if needed). So, I'm not always home either.)
Anyway, I loved this post by Matt Walsh because he gets it. And I'm thankful my husband gets it too.
If you haven't read Matt Walsh's post yet, I recommend it. His posts have been going viral so chances are you have read it already, but I still wanted to comment here.
So just what do you do all day? ;)