Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Where's My Time Card?!?!

Hello, it's me again, the use to be consistent blogger turned once a month poster! Life has been hectic, everyone is well, but I feel like I'm running on "E" 99% of the time. This stay-at-home gig is no joke!

I was thinking the other day about how many "work" hours I put in. Let's do some math. I work 7 days a week, with my average hours being 7am till 7pm with children, plus an extra hour in the evening of cleaning up/doing things I couldn't do with them awake. Kayden has stopped taking naps (please, everyone, cry with me!), so there goes my 2 hour break in the afternoon. That all adds up to 91 hours in a week. Oh, let's also not forget Jayce doesn't sleep through the night yet, so I'm up 2-3 times at night.... add an hour and a half per day to my total. It comes to 101.5 hours a week. That's saying my kids follow a 7am to 7pm schedule which lately has been more of a 6am to 8pm.....

Wow, I hadn't actually done the math till right now! 406 hours per month, 4,872 per year.....  Someone that works a paying job 40 hours a week only works 2,080 hours a year.... I know that being a mom, whether working in the home or at a "real" job, is a 24/7 type of thing. I now understand why my ass doesn't get rolling in the morning without a cup of coffee, or why sometimes I need a lunch time beer, if you have/had 3 boys 3 and under, you get me!

With all these hours I put in, my house should be spotless, meals always homemade and children clean at all times. Well......none of that shit happens! Yes I clean, yes I cook, and yes I bathe my children......but it's never all done with 100% effectiveness!

In a single day I cook/heat up 3 meals and 2 snacks per child. Dress each child. Wash, dry and put away 1-2 loads of laundry. Unload  and load the dishwasher. Wipe the table down 1-3 times. Change 15-20 diapers. Pickup all toys twice a day (with assistance from my not very helpful children). Then if I throw in the variables of drop/off pickup from school, grocery shopping, scrubbing bathrooms, sweeping/mopping floors, doctor appointments, kids get sick, washing beds, and trying to go do fun things like the daily look of yoga pants, t-shirt, ponytail and no makeup makes sense then!

To all single moms or military wives that have to run the house solo for long periods of time, my hat goes off to you! Jason has been working out of town 4-5 days a week for the last month, which feels like an eternity! The round the clock gig has be in tears some days, I don't know how people do it for months/years!

Some days I just wish I had a time card and I could "clock" out at 8 or 9 at night, but I can't. I was up till 11pm the other night doing laundry so Kayden would have clean underwear and Jason could pack his bag with clean clothes to go out of town for work, only for the baby to wake up just before 1am to eat.

This all sounds like I'm bitching.....ok.....I am. I think that moms are completely underappreciated for all of the hard work that we do! We get Mother's Day (woot woot, 1 day!)........ where's the weekly parade of flowers for us or the hazard pay or handwritten thank yous for wiping ass?!?!

So while I sit here and soak in the 25 minutes of quiet that I'm getting while drinking a lukewarm beverage, I'll accept my job for what it is, a lot of fucking work!

Just because he's so stinkin' cute!

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