One of the few things that will keep you going through a long, arduous day as a stay-at-home mom, is a good sense of humor. Even on the days when you struggle to find the humor of it all, we have the wonderful world of Twitter, providing funny tweets every stay-at-home-mom will identify with, laugh at and continuously replay in her head while she cleans up the latest blow out or struggles to bring multiple kids to some ill-planned play date.
I mean, when you consider all the sacrifices stay-at-home moms make, not to mention the completely absurd things people say to us about SAHM mom, it’s important to have the outlet of humor in order to survive (and also in order to not completely lose your sh*t when someone tells you, yet again. how “lucky” you are to just kick it around the house all day.) I was a stay-at-home mom for the first year of my son’s life (and now I’m a work-from-home mom, which is like the best and worst of both worlds). I know what it’s like to do all the heroic household things that no one notices, and to want to scream at the world because no matter how much work I’ve done all day, it’s never, ever enough.
The one major thing that kept me going was laughing at how ridiculous every day could be and laughing at the somewhat annoying but also funny thing my kid did and, well, just laughing at everything. And when it was hard to laugh, I turned to social media and basked in the knowledge that I wasn't the only SAHM that needed a good laugh.
So, if you're a stay-at-home mom, having one of those days, weeks, or months that make it incredibly hard to even force a chuckle, just take a look at the following tweets. I guarantee you that not only will you identify with them, you'll probably laugh at them, and laughter cures all, folks.
When You Realize Your Topics Of Conversation Have Changed
Other topics of conversation include Who Is The Better Train Show: Thomas Or Chuggington, Why Aren't You Wearing Any Pants?, and No One Likes To Eat Boogers.
When You Finally Catch A Glimpse Of Yourself In The Mirror
The part of me that has embraced #sahm-hood most enthusiastically has been my eyebrows. Good grief!— Reanna (@arkayokay) April 30, 2016
I'd say my yoga pants have embraced SAHM-life the most but, I mean, they're just so damn comfortable!
Those Tell-Tale Signs
I suppose this is an every-parent thing, but SAHMs perfect this much faster than others, for sure.
Sarcastically Bragging About Your Glamorous Life
Also, Friday nights are for washing bottles and cleaning under the bed. Seriously, though, the laundry really does never end.
When All You Want Is To Be Left Alone
When you work outside the home, it's like everyone knows to leave you alone because you're "busy" getting ready to go and bringing home a paycheck or doing something "adult-like." But when you're a stay at home mom, you're basically asked to do everything a la Cinderella. If you want to get mom something on Mother's Day (or really any day) just let her sleep in and don't ask her where the remote is or when breakfast will be ready or if she can do anything other than nothing. Nope. Just don't do it.
Exhaustion Is A 24/7 Sort Of Thing
I guess that's better than, "It's not even noon and I'm dreaming about a bottle of scotch," right?!
Surviving Picky Eaters Becomes A Daily Struggle
UPDATE:Cereal served. 2 has not taken a bite, but begging for previously mentioned banana muffin. Initiate "eat what you asked for" #momlife— Mom of a Toddler (@mediocre_mama) May 2, 2016
Some stay0at-home moms have kids that are wonderful and eat anything placed in front of them. Others have this added plight and, believe me, it is rough.
Sibling Battles Also Become A Thing
I've only got one kid but I have a few friends who are on their second and third children, and I have only the deepest of sympathies and the most admiration for their ability to handle it without pulling a Daffy Duck and bouncing all around the room saying, "hoo hoo!"
SAHMs Develop A Palate For All Foods Room Temperature
Since motherhood, I still don't know what it's like to finish an entire cup of tea or coffee while it's still warm.
Every Time You Try To Do Yoga Or Write Or Watch TV Or Wash Dishes Or Or Or...
We did, however, have a rousing game of use Mommy as a jungle gym. #stayathomemom— Rachel Andrews (@Katalynbc13) April 30, 2016
It's like they wait for just the right moment to run over you or climb all over you or break something or make a ridiculous mess or, you know, all of the above. Doesn't matter if you just gave them a new toy or set them with a game or activity or even gave in and handed over your cellphone. It's like they have an evil gift, or something.
Because At Least You Are Gaining Skills
Maybe someday we can put these on our resumes?
So How Do SAHMs Handle Bring Your Child To Work Day?
Bring you child to work day so far consists of watching the view and day drinking #stayathomemom.— John redding (@tost284) April 28, 2016
I think that sounds pretty good...
We’ve All Done This At Least Once
For the first time ever I woke up my 8 month old daughter on purpose from a nap because I missed playing with her lol #stayathomemom— GISELLE GIZZY BEL (@GIZZYFIZZY88) April 28, 2016
I know I was "accidentally" a bit louder than usual when my little one was still teensy and I just wanted to see him open his eyes. But as a toddler mom now, I am a stealthy ninja and will kick out anyone who dare make noise in the house while he sleeps.
The Mess Never Ends
Some stay-at-home moms can keep up with the mess, but most of us are just doing what we can to make sure we don't lose any kids or pets under the piles of everything.
And When You’ve Finally Got Some Proof Of Everything You Do
The constant interruptions are real, folks. At least some of us can laugh about it.