When I was growing up, I remember wondering what my mom did at home all day while us kids were at school. Having the house to yourself all day while everyone else is out seemed perfect!
It’s only when I became an adult that I was able to appreciate everything she did for us at home – taking care of laundry, picking up after everyone, cooking a proper meal every night and preparing lunches ready for the next day… the list goes on and on!
So when I found this letter online from a stay-at-home mom to her husband, I just had to share it!
The mom’s words are funny and also hugely relatable for anyone who’s ever struggled to take care of children and still keep everything in order at home.
Read the letter for yourself below, and don’t forget to share this with all your friends who wonder just what a stay-at-home mom does all day!
I know I said I was going to clean the kitchen today. So you might be surprised when you get home and see the kitchen is in fact, not clean.
I’d love to offer an explanation —
First, I walked in to the kitchen with the sole intention of cleaning it. I picked up the hair brush and rubber bands off the kitchen table and walked to the bathroom to put them in the drawer.
While in the bathroom I noticed a pile of towels on the floor that had been laying there, fermenting for several days, so I grabbed the towels and headed to the laundry room.
Once there, I decided to go ahead and do a load since both hampers were spilling over and the room smelled like cat pee and B.O. had a baby. I cranked the dials on the washer, shut the lid, and headed back to the original job: the kitchen.
But on my way to the kitchen I was sighted by Child B. A hungry Child B. The child and her whines followed me into the kitchen, where I promptly handed her a cheese stick and told her to go eat it in the garage (because the kitchen is being cleaned right now, obviously).
The sight of the child reminded me I hadn’t emailed her teacher back yet about the Valentine’s party, so I ran to the computer in our bedroom.
As I opened the computer, Child C rushed in screaming because his cape fell off. I fixed the cape, but didn’t fix it the right way, so he immediately melted to the floor.
I carried Child C kicking and screaming to his room to calm down.
I walked out and shut the door, but immediately walked back in order to remove the cowboy boots so that when he inevitably started kicking the door, it wouldn’t be scuffed.
Then, I headed back to the computer to … what was I going to do? Fifteen minutes of Facebook later, I shut the computer.
Because, of course, I was in the middle of cleaning the kitchen.
I walked into the kitchen only to realize the oven clock showed it was time to pick up Child A from school.
So, no. It’s not clean. Nothing is ever clean. My life is just a constant state of doing and never completing.
I just thought I’d let you know the situation, so you won’t ask about the state of the kitchen.
Not that you ever would.
Love you forever,
P.S. Remind me to email Child B’s teacher.”
I couldn’t have put it better myself! What do you think about this mom’s letter? Share this with the hard-working mom in your life and let us know what you think in the comments!
Credit: Jordan Harrell, Writer