Really? Tell me that by clicking on this link you didn’t actually think that this was humanly possible? I mean how many roles do you currently hold in your life?
For me there’s:
- Friend (which is more like a sister anyway)
- Young Women’s President who teaches in Sunday school as well as runs weekly youth activities
- Part Time Graphics Artist
- Home Educator (to a rambunctious little boy)
and whatever else all of the above entails… I would say (off the top of my head) that today I did better as a mother & educator than I did yesterday, however suffered somewhat in the wife department having been caught on some random errand after a conference call which exhausted all my ‘dinner cooking’ time. So hubby had to save the day with take out shortly after he got home from the office. Then due to getting my butt kicked by some random bug I had to enlist some pretty amazing help to take over tonight’s mutual (which was a service activity cooking meals for a family in somebody else’s kitchen with 8 teenage girls). Needless to say, I have some incredibly helpful friends that are super understanding. So now while my husband is at an evening meeting I am working on some graphics while my aforementioned three year old sleeps off his flu in the next room. I think tomorrow will bring ample opportunity to be a better mother than I was today.
Whoever said that SAHM’s (Stay At Home Mothers) have it easy needs to get their head checked. I take comfort in this though:
“…You cannot do everything well at the same time. You cannot be a 100% wife, a 100% mother, a 100% church worker, a 100% career person, and a 100% public service person at the same time. How can all of these roles be coordinated?… The only answer I come up with is that you can have it sequentially. At one stage you may emphasize career, and at another marriage and nurturing young children, and at any point you will be aware of what is missing. If you are lucky, you will be able to fit everything in” — Unknown