Hallelujah for the End of the Day!

By Shannon Gosney
In Mommy Moments
June 18, 2009

Who knew that being a stay-at-home mom would take SO MUCH energy out of you and require so much work and attention? It can be challenging trying to balance meals, chores, play time with the kids, craft time with the kids, product reviews, and other blogging activities throughout the day. I am so thankful that I have relief (aka hubby) at the end of the day (and of course my chocolate keeps me sane too)!

For some reason, when he comes home, my parenting skills get turned down a knotch and I am more quick to say, “You take care of him,” or “Please find out what the problem is.” Throughout the day, at times, I feel like I am “treading” water (not all the time, but today happened to be one of those days). I go from one mess to another mess to play time to a dirty diaper to washing my hands to preparing a meal to getting kids dressed to changing another diaper to answering the phone to getting myself showered to teaching the boys about sharing their toys to breaking up an argument between the boys (or dealing with drama – yes boys have drama too) and so on!

By the end of the day, I am pooped out! Sometimes I feel like I’m walking and staring off in a trans! No longer is bed time for the kids a benefit to having well-behaved kids….it’s a requirement for my sanity! A time to sit back and relax and search on the computer or read a book or fold laundry without having a one year old crawl through it and have to fold it again! Hallelujah for the end of the day!

Tell me, am I the only one that feels this way?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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