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The SAHM work week is quite different than the normal week
When you’re a stay at home mom (SAHM) of school-age children the days of the week take on a whole new meaning. While everyone else is all FRI-YAY I’m like ‘Is it Monday yet?’ You see, we never get the proverbial weekend as moms, but Saturday and Sunday lose their luster when you’re the unpaid household manager 24/7. Oh, and if you’re a stay at home mom to children who aren’t school age yet you probably live in Perma- SAHM Thursday mode. Stay strong mamas. Stay strong!
Sunday is the Friday of the SAHM work week
OMG OMG OMG Monday is coming! I might have 5 minutes of peace! I’ll get to take a shit without someone knocking on the door! One more day and then FREEDOM!!! I can do this. I am SO CLOSE. For the love of god WHAT IS THAT SMELL?!
Monday= SAHM Saturday
Ahhh… it’s so quiet! I don’t have to listen to SpongeBob while I clean up the house from the rager my family apparently threw this weekend. The whole week is ahead of me, I can let loose a little today. Maybe I’ll watch an episode of You!
Tuesday= SAHM Sunday
I think I’ll take a shower. A long one. I have a lot to do this week, I should take it easy today. I’ll make a list and get ready for the onslaught of work coming down the pipeline. As I dutifully ignore the backlog for yet another day. I wonder if maybe I can see another adult today?!
Wenesday= SAHM Monday
Oof. There’s a lot to do. I better get to work. Ok. I’ve got my list. And the list from last week. Deep breaths, I can do this. I’m feeling pretty good. I’m motivated. Still haven’t slept more than 5 hours in a night, but that’s ok, it’s all about the mental game.
Thursday= SAHM Tuesday
Mehhhhh. I know the weekend is coming and I still have a mountain of things to do around here. I thought I was going to get in an episode of You this week. What the hell happened? Woah, I missed 3 calls from the school? Shit.
Friday= SAHM Wednesday
I get one thing done and 3 more pop up! Alright. I can do this. I swear I can. It’s going to be a scramble today, but I think I might finally get the lightbulb replaced in the bathroom. Maybe. I thought kids in school were supposed to be LESS demanding on my time?!
Saturday= SAHM Thursday
Dear god. It’s like someone released wild monkeys in my house! There is no way I am going to get ANYTHING done. Hold up, ALL the cleaning I did the past 4 days has been undone? It’s only 10 am! There’s pee on the toilet seat?! I JUST cleaned this bathroom yesterday! I think I might quit. Can I just walk out? Do I have to give notice? WHAT IS THAT SMELL?!
Being a mom is hard. SAHM work week or not.
There is no question that being a mom is hard. Whether you’re a working mom or a stay at home mom… it’s hard. I’ve done both. However, being a SAHM mom to school-age children is a whole new ballgame for me. And lemme tell ya, Those hours I thought I’d have when they were in school? Yeah… they get filled with crap pretty darn quick!
What do you think? Do you agree with my assessment of the SAHM work week?