The above photo came up on my Facebook newsfeed this week.
Two of my friends laughed at it and said “That’s me!”
But to be honest, the sign made me feel a little angry.
The original statement, which is crossed out, has been around for some time. Basically it’s a joke and is supposed to make moms laugh because they feel like their houses are always a mess…but it’s okay because their children are “making memories.” It’s right up there with the other meme you may have seen that says, “Cleaning with kids in the house is like brushing your teeth while eating oreos.” I get that!
These memes are supposed to lighten our load as moms. And make us think: “Ah, I am not alone.” And for the most part, they work!
But my reaction to the above picture was not one of laughter – it was one of annoyance.
Moms roles are endless.
They are counselors, nutrition consultants, nurses and doctors, relationship coaches, teachers, chefs, chauffeurs, sports coaches, volunteers…the list goes on.
Long gone are the days when mom stayed home, kids went off to school mom ran to the butcher and cleaned house until the kids came home when she presented them with a glass of milk and a plate of cookies.
Most moms are working full, part time or from home while still managing all of this.
Guess what comes last?
Now don’t get me wrong. I clean every day. And I am not complaining, per say, but do we really “s*ck at being a housewife”? I mean is that the message we really need to send to other moms?
Do you really want to put up a sign in your house that says you s*ck at doing anything?
How about a sign that says: “Mom we know you’re busy and we thank you for all you do!”
“Moms are worth their weight in gold!”
I would MUCH prefer those signs! How about you?