I have had many different jobs in my life everything from retail and waitressing to working in a big corporate law office, each of those had their challenges but none of them had the demanding boss that I currently have.
- This boss does not wait for my calls to be over before interrupting.
- She follows me everywhere, little stalker. I cannot seem to get a moment where she is either not asking for me or on my heels.
- She speaks a foreign language that I have never heard, I have been trying to teach her English but it’s taking a while. We are getting better at sign language, however that can sometimes include her throwing various objects my way.
- When she gets angry watch out! You have never heard a boss let loose on you like she can. She hits pitches I am pretty sure only dogs can hear.
- She never leaves the office and needs my full 24/7 attention. If she is sick all plans that are immediately and indefinitely canceled. If she has a bad night I have a bad night.
- There are no vacation days. There is no, I am not sure I like this position anymore. You cannot quit, there are no promotions (you start at the top).
- I have to do things for this boss that I never have had to for another. I make her breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday and help her eat them! This is besides changing her diapers, cleaning up whatever other messes her body decides to make and giving her a bath every night.
- I have to entertain her and clean up after her all the time, she cannot do it herself, but there will come a day when she can.
- There are no breaks. Even during naps there are no breaks because then I am preparing the house and food for my coworker, ah my handsome, loving relief pitcher. I miss him all the time when he is gone.
Obviously you know by now that I am a SAHM, my boss is my 1 almost 2 year old daughter. Let me preface this with I have never been a working mom. I do work from my house but in terms of leaving to go to a different location for work, I have never done that. I have been very lucky in this facet of my life. But to say the current job I inhabit is a cake walk by any means would be incorrect. This is actually the most difficult job I have ever had.
You constantly feel like you are behind in your work. You know that moment at the office where you can sit back and say, “Okay, done for the day at least” HA! Not at this job. I keep making lists planning for my house to be clean or my laundry to be done, well, for my anything to be done…this moment keeps eluding me somehow. Also for the work you do get done, there are NEVER props for it. Rarely my coworker acknowledges it but it’s got to be something big for that to occur.
I can go an entire week without leaving the four walls of my house. It drives me kind of house happy (that’s what I like to call insane, sounds better). My husband and I only have one car so if he is not working from home at least once that week we go nowhere.
There are pros
- I get a really comfy uniform. I like to change it up but I can wear dresses, yoga pants and jeans everyday.
- I love that I know my daughter better than anyone else. I know her noises, I know how she will react in most situations, I love having a little partner in crime.
- I get the best pay I have ever gotten. I paid in big bear hugs, sloppy kisses and in the fact that she is just starting to say, “Love you mommy”.
- I don’t miss anything; I see all the big moments and the little ones. Yes, some of those moments happen at 3am when I can barely keep my eyes open but I still experience them.
There was no training for this job. No amount of schooling prepared me for any of this. The tears, frustrations, and overwhelming total submersion that come with this job are not something you can prepare for.The tears, frustrations, and overwhelming total submersion that come with this SAHM job are not something you can prepare for. @momentousmoms http://wp.me/p4GXOa-At Click To Tweet
A lot of nights I dream of an office with only breakable objects, where the walls and furniture are a pristine white and I can wear clothes that are dry clean only with high heels and LOTS of jewelry. Then I wake up and the moment I walk into my daughters room and she says, “Hi, Mommy” all of that is gone and I am thrilled to have just one more second with my little boss.
Have you ever been a SAHM? If not what is the toughest job you have ever had??
The Perfectionist Mom
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