The previous week flew by with a flash! Where did the time go? Is it really the weekend, again?!?
I am a Stay-at-home-mom, right? Absolutely NOT!
This all started because I had to fill out a new patient form this week. When I got to the question about employment I thought, I guess I need to write stay-at-home-mom, but when am I at home?
I suppose the term came about many, many years ago when mothers DID stay at home (Think of June Cleaver). They had time to bake (from scratch!), do laundry and iron, clean (to perfection), sew a new outfit, or mend something, prepare a homemade supper, etc...As if?!?
Here's the modern mom's day (one who is not working outside of the home): Get the kids up and ready for school (with a breakfast bar), drive them to school, take dog to the groomer, get a quick work out at the gym, pick up laundry from laundry mat, go to a parent/teacher conference, grab lunch on the go, have the oil changed in the van (checking emails with your Droid while you wait), get into carpool line, take kids home and help with homework, take kids to soccer game, drive two or three other kids home and then grab Chinese food for dinner, tuck kids into bed, start another load of laundry, say "hello" and "goodnight" to your husband, pack lunches, walk the dog, fall into bed exhausted!!!
The times have changed, why not our title? So, if you are an on-the-go-mom, let's unanimously change what we write on those new patient forms, or even what we say when asked, "What do you do?" From now on my response will be, "I'm an on-the-go-mom, thank you!"
Can I get an Amen!?!