Mom Talk (of Rockstars & Jobs)

I actually don’t drink coffee. Weird, right? Who doesn’t drink coffee? I’m not even a huge fan of hot chocolate either. I used to not like hot chocolate but my dad always bought me some during football games and I never had the heart to tell him I didn’t like it so I just pretended to like it. I pretended for so long that now I actually like it. One time, in science class, I drank hot chocolate out of a coffee mug and I swear to you, it helped me ace my test. Not kidding. It makes you smarter, the coffee mug. It does, really.

I don’t know why I just told you that.

Anyways, Lucas has a cold or is teething or both. And me? I have a cold too.

I’m warning you know, this post may have a lot of capital letters. Please don’t think I’m yelling at you.

I think moms are rockstars. We’re super heros. No one ever tells me that, so I’m telling it to you. WE ARE ROCKSTARS. I AM A ROCKSTAR. You know what I want to do today? I want to lay in bed and watch Gilmore Girls and re-runs of Friends. I want to sleep in till 10. I want to sleep 8 hours in a row. We’re all awesome rockstars. I have on a metallic purple vest. What about you?

Please don’t complain to me that you’re holding your child in one arm and you need to also figure out how to unlock the door while also holding apples in a grocery bag by your foot… or whatever. Figure it out. What do you think I do all day? I’m just amazed at people sometimes…. they just don’t get it do they? I don’t know how many times I have to repeat myself MY MAGIC FAIRIES ONLY COME ONCE A WEEK. The other days it’s just me and my two hands. And I only have one kid! What about all those moms that have two, three, four kids. How do you think they do it? They just do. They figure it out. Because they are a super hero. How come mom super hero’s don’t get fancy outfits?

Where are my chocolate covered strawberries?

Do some people think that being a stay-at-home-mom is easy? That our kids watch Barney all day while we sit on the couch and crochet blankets for our grandmothers? IT’S THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD. The best job, yes, but still. I do not know how to crochet. I don’t want to learn.

Don’t feel sorry for us. Don’t act like our job is too hard for us that we want to take it back or something, because we don’t. Just PLEASE. We choose this job. We love our job. It is the best job. But I’m sorry, I have a hard time feeling sorry or sympathetic for you when you complain of a headache because you only got 7 hours of sleep last night. Or whatever. Don’t act like its some awesome thing that I wash diapers in the washing machine. It’s not that big of a deal. Neither is that poop on your hand. Just throw it in the sink. You’ll survive.

Wow, I’m really on a rant aren’t I? I have no idea where this is coming from, sorry. I just realized that no one ever says HEY MAMA. YOU ARE THE BEST. YOU ARE A FREAKIN ROCK STAR! THANKS FOR GIVING ME YOUR BOOB 3X/NIGHT. THANKS FOR MAKING MY FOOD FRESH. THANKS FOR PLAYING WITH ME WHEN YOUR SICK. I don’t expect them to. I don’t expect a thanks. I don’t even necessarily want a “thank you.” I just want somebody to understand. Someone who gets what I’m saying, you know?

Oh I have no idea. I promise I’m not a mean person.

Do something today that makes you feel like a rockstar. A bad ass rockstar.

There, I said it.

I should probably go back and edit this post…. but I won’t.

STORY OF MY LIFE.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

23 thoughts on “Mom Talk (of Rockstars & Jobs)

  1. Rock on, Super Mom, rock on!

    After a particularily rough SAHM-day in our house my hubby came come, looked at the HUGE mess lurking around the living room, and had the audacity to ask me what I did all day. My response? Watched soap operas and ate bon bons (and of course worked on that blanket for Grandma!!).

    It is a tough job and sometimes we make it even tougher by taking on alot of other projects. Thank you for reminding me that this is where I want to be and what I want to be doing!

  2. You rock for writing this!
    I am asked so often how I do it… work f/t, raise 2 kids, make sure hubby is happy, clean house, blog, craft, etc. I just do, people. I chose to have kids and learned to seriously multi-task – that's why I ROCK. Just like you ROCK, Samantha and everyone else here! 🙂

  3. Im a rockstar. Im a rockstar. Im a rockstar.

    I need to repeat this all day. Ive had a rough day and Im glad someone understands motherhood/life.

    I work 40-50 hours a week and my husband still expects me to do ALL the housework. Boo to him! (Well he does work 14+ hour days, 6 days a week….he can still help though right?!)

    Haha So today, after finally EXPLODING on my husband (k, exploding is an overstatement), I needed this post.

    Im a rockstar, you're a rockstar. We are ALL rockstars!!!!!!

  4. Here's the thing though. Even rockstars need a veg-out day, so when I didn't get called in to work today for the first time in about 2 weeks, we took advantage. My boys and I have been LAZY!!! We watched Star Wars, hung out in our PJs, did NO housework whatsoever, and snuggled.

    It was awesome. Maybe I'll throw some flour in my face before the hubs gets home so it looks like I did something. 😉

  5. Mommy rock stars have the best groupies, too! Our little ones!

    I wish I FELT like a rock star!

    But, yeah, my hubby gets what I've termed “the grim look” when he comes home from work and the same laundry that wasn't folded yesterday still went unfolded today and same for the dish pile, which has doubled in size. Hey, at least I manage to get dinner on the table (most nights!)

    Vent away, we love it!

  6. interesting post! love it though! SAHM's do have it hard. I am home with the kids in the morning til about 1:00, then work the rest of the day til 8 or 9. I HAVE stayed home with my kids for several days in a row… and i've been on maternity leave twice. not trying to debate, but i think sometimes SAHM's think working moms get a “break”. while we get a break from the kids, we don't necessarily get a break from life either.

    i'm rambling. anyway, it's hard….

  7. Working or at home (or working at home) we are rockstars!! We manage careers (our own, our husbands, both), we manage the home (well manage to keep it from getting completely swallowed up by laundry), we manage the kids, the schedules, the appointments.

    I have been lucky enough to have been on both sides…and there are pros and cons to each. Right now I am out of the house from 7:30am – 6:00pm…and I still have to manage to accomplish the things I would be doing if I didn't work…most days it sucks, but I don't have a choice right now.

    Would I be a SAHM full time if I could, I think so, do I think it would be easier…no. Just a different sort of hard, a sort of hard that I could manage, and enjoy a little more I think.

    But yes…you are right…we are all rockstars!!!

  8. You are a ROCKSTAR!!!

    Being a SAHM is the hardest challenge i have ever faced! I love it but man its hard. On thursdays on my blog i have “unleash the pink” its little dares to for us moms to do during the week to remind us that we are still sexy hot rockstar women hidden under that burp cloth!! Stop by you bad ass rockstar and join in the fun!!

  9. i wish i had known it was glittery vest day. mine's in the wash. dang.

    and i totally sat on the sofa eating chips and knitting yesterday. the four babies figured out how to entertain themselves. and there was a mess. and my well-trained husband said, 'looks like you had a nice day.'

    oh yes he did. because he knows who butters his bread.

  10. ROCK on ROCKSTARS!!!

    We ARE rockstars, and it's awesome to be reminded. It can be so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget that what we do every day is truly hard work…OK, maybe WE don't forget, but everyone else does!

    As a first-time SAHM with an almost-6mo (and a full-time step-son who is almost 11yo) I get so frustrated with my husband for not understanding.

    Thanks for the vent. I felt like I was venting with you just reading.

  11. I love it! This explains exactly how I feel . . . my 2 1/2 year old and 10 month old both have colds, as do I. Let's just say I am just plain sick of being sick. Come on Spring!

  12. I love your blog! I have been struggling at times, myself, as a stay at home mom! But, like you said, WE ARE ROCKSTARS! So, a lot of times my husband makes dinner – he loves to cook, and I let him! I always say, 'You are the Best!' My 3 1/2 has picked up on this and tells me 'Mommy, you are the best!' when I make him a meal, or do something for him that he enjoys. This makes all of the negatives feelings I might be having just go away! So, teach your kids to say that to you! Us Moms are THE BEST!'

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