Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Confessions of a Stay-at-home Mom

The title of my little family's blog is "Life is Sweet"...because I truly do believe that there's SO much sweetness to savor in life. And I want to be able to savor the good memories again with my little fam as we all get older :) But it's definitely not called "Life is Perfect." I'm so blessed to be able to stay home with my little man while my big man works. But some days are just hard, really hard...and some are ridiculously unproductive. Yesterday was more of the latter:

- Breakfast of oatmeal with Little B...welp, more of it ended up on the table and kitchen island bench then in his mouth. And now that I look over to the table, I think I still see some oatmeal that I missed cleaning up...and now it's fossilized.
- While Brooks was sitting on a chair in front of Adam's desk, watching Tangled on Adam's laptop, I decided to walk out of the room to grab Brooks' birth announcement (yep, I'm already thinking of my little gummy bear's birth announcement)...I hear a big thump, then a very loud cry...I run in to comfort him, pick him up off the ground, and I find his mouth is bleeding very badly :( He bit his tongue and his lip. Mom-fail. Sorry sweetheart!
- During Brooks' nap I was going to get my workout on (haven't worked out in almost 2 months. yowza). But instead I laid on the couch, in my workout clothes, blogging and watching the last half of "Titanic" on TV while eating 3 pieces of toast with Nutella. I had to use what little will power I had left to not eat a 4th piece.
- Oh, I was also going to fold laundry during his nap too. Those 4 loads (now 5) weren't even touched. Hence the overwhelming picture below:
- I decided baking would fix everything :) Especially if we could enjoy a few cookies, and then take some to our new neighbors. So I made some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies...only to have just 1 out of the 3 batches turn out (the first one was over baked, the third was under baked. how does that even happen?). Goldilocks anyone?? ha.ha.
- And when Adam called to say he was on his way home, he asked the classic question, "What's for dinner love?" To which I answered, "Olive Garden." Domestic goddess with dinner on the table?? Not so much.
- Luckily I changed out of my "workout" clothes and slapped on some makeup just minutes before Adam walked in the door. And today, I consider that an accomplishment.

Goodness, it's days like yesterday that make even semi-productive days look awesome. But you know what? Mixed in with all that blah-ness...my little Brooks still made me smile all through out the day with his dance moves. Seriously, the second that kid hears music of any kind (radio songs, movie music, my random singing, or even the timer chiming from the oven that the cookies were "done") he starts stomping or shaking his hips. I love that boy! And I'm so grateful that Adam is so patient with me, that when he gets home from a hard days work and can see that not much at all was accomplished at home he still loves me to the moon. I'm just glad yesterday is in the past...and today will be better! :)

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Spiritual Health:
Amazing article :) Can't wait to read it again with Adam when he gets home.

14 comments:

Adam and Jamie said...

Oh Haley, you are so cute! I think we all have our fair share of days when not a thing gets done around the house. Plus, you're pregnant and should be expected to take it easy right? :) This post made me laugh though haha! Especially the "what's for dinner?" Hope you're feeling well!

Britney said...

Oh girl, I hear ya. 100%. Most days I'm still in my pj's when Adam comes home, and even worse, he usually makes dinner! Sometimes it's all I can do to feed myself after feeding the Jude-man, playing, and getting him down for a nap...and that's usually when I quickly scarf down anything in site--usually an ice cream sandwich, leftover cake, or whatever else is lying around. Just know that you do so much during the week that you're bound to have a day or two where you don't do anything...and don't you dare feel guilty about it: especially since you're GROWING A BABY.
p.s. nutella toast sounds perfect right now.

Alyse said...

Is it bad that I can relate, and I don't even have a child yet?! haha... at least you have 1.5 children to make it understandable :) Love you!

Brooke said...

SO glad you posted this because as a stay at home mom going to school this is pretty much what happens everyday. So frustrating! You'd think we'd be more productive haha

vintch said...

girl, no matter how crazy those days feel, you stay at home moms have THE most important job in the world! i'm in such AWE of you guys and all you accomplish! you deserve a huge hug and pat on the back, sweet friend! your little gummy bear is going to be so lucky to have a mama like you, as brooks already knows:)

Gentri said...

I'm not a mom, but I've been a nanny and worked with my sister a lot helping her move and tend the kids, and I know that days like that are going to happen. And it's all good. :) You are an awesome mom!

Mighty Burns said...

Oh man.. I know how hard it can be. my goodness you literally feel like your days are spent funning in a circle. a circle you love.. but a circle still lol.
When I was a nanny for three little boys {yep! three boys!} I felt a little nuts most days lol

Shalyn said...

Wait, so your NOT perfect? Coulda fooled me;-) Love this post, so relatable! Another video of little man dancing, please?:-)

alicia said...

sweet post :)

Shea and Kay-Marie said...

Glad to hear that your life as a Mom isn't all sweetness, because I sure have a lot more days similar to this one than I would like to admit.

Kiki said...

I literally laughed out loud when I read about you laying on the couch in your work out clothes eating toast! Hahaha! LOVE IT! Every mom has these days, it makes the days that we work hard feel even more productive!
Jealous you went to Olive Garden, yum!

Eva Marie said...

Been here.. often.. hard to sometimes let it all out, as mothers sometimes we focus on good good good which is great but it also feels good to hear the other side so we can all relate together..

love the toast, and the fact you got make up on is a thumbs up :)

Jennifer said...

I love the authenticity and transparency of this post!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I relate with so so so much of this post, Haley! I think we are very much alike in the fact that we look for the positives in life, and like to share the lovely stories of our everyday...but like you said: Life's not perfect. We all have days like these. Especially me. Thankfully, they are more often that not....less common than the really good days, right? :)

You should always know: You are a SUPER MOM! All the time. Even on the bad days. ;)

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