The day begins with
Trying to wake the little girl up, just so she wouldn’t be late for school. After finally managing to wake her up, it’s a mad rush of washing up, drinking milk, tying her hair and then
it’s off to school.
Once the child is in school, Mummy gets to do what she wants for a little while. Like
getting a little exercise, or
folding laundry that piling up on the bed, or
Before she knows it, the child is back from school and it’s lunch time. After lunch, the child wants to do everything Mummy is doing and so, on some days,
there’s washing of toys and on other days,
there’s a lot of “You can’t reach it, baby, be careful with the stick”.
Once everything has been put away, it’s nap time and then there’s
the battle of “I want to sleep on your bed”, “I want to play with Rabbit and Gina”, and the endless “Phoebie, lie down and sleep. No playing at Nap time”.
While the child naps, Mummy again gets some time to do more things, like
washing the bottles and dishes that are piling up in the sink, or
update the book that records the funny things that the child says. Occasionally, Mummy also takes a nap and rest a little to recharge.
Once the child wakes up from her nap, it’s
snack time. Every day, it’s about coming up with a snack slightly different from the day before so that the child doesn’t get bored. Unless, of course, the child asks for the same snack.
In order to prevent the child from being bored, sometimes the child goes for a class
and other times, the child gets to go to a good playground
. But really, most days, it’s just about doing some art work or
playing with whatever we have at home.
Next thing you know, it’s timeto cook again. And while Mummy is cooking, the child might be off somewhere making sure Mummy has more work to do.
When the husband comes home from work, Mummy can hopefully get a quick breather while Father and child have some time to bond.
On a good day,the child gets ice-cream while Mummy stands by to clean up any possible mess and wonder if she should have given ice-cream in the first place.
Then it’s off to shower… Yes… Shower… And FINALLY, after a bottle of milk,the child calls it a day and Mummy can relax just a little.
Mummy can perhaps watch TV or catch up with knitting, before calling it a day and go off to bed and await the repeat of the cycle the next day.
Some days, Mummy becomes a baker, just so the child gets healthy cookies that are not bought off the shelf. Other days, Mummy doubles up as a hairdresser, because the child may not let anyone cut her hair and would fidget and scream in public.
When the child is unwell, Mummy’s “duties” extend through the night as a nurse and monitors the child’s condition until she is well again.
Every day, Mummy holds her child by the hand and teaches her new skills that will help the child through life.
Whether it’s learning to feed herself or learning to hold a brush , Mummy is most likely the child’s first teacher.
From being the child’s support, to introducing her to the concept of faith, the SAHM is there every step of the way.
A SAHM doesn’t always go out because most of the “work” is at home. No matter how long or short a day is, all that matters to a SAHM is that her child grows up well and grows up happy.
Love you, baby.