I know it’s not right to stereotype. People do not fit perfectly into little pre-labeled boxes.
Still, I must admit that stereotypes exist for a reason. As much as we may not want to admit it, sometimes we fit nice and neatly into that little labeled box.
Healthy living blogger stereotype: oatmeal obsessed, garmin-loving, chia-sprinkling, race running, apple cider vinegar drinking, WIAW-participating, vegetable lovers that swear you can’t taste the spinach in a green monster. (PS- you can’t- try it!)
I fit that one partially. Anyone else?
There are stereotypes for everyone and looking back on yesterday, I see how I fit the stay at home mom stereotype to a tee.
Let me explain…
The stay at home mom wakes up ready to prove to herself that she’s got everything under control!
Scrambled eggs with peppers, onion, salsa and cilantro. Banana on the side.
Why yes, I can whip up these breakfasts with my eyes closed. High five, mom!
Then, we must keep our bodies in tip top shape!
…or maybe we want to drop our precious angels off in day care so we can have an hour where we don’t have to utter phrases like, stop biting my toe or please pull the macaroni out of the dog’s ear).
1 hour cardio strength class that tried to kill me.
And you thought we worked out for our health!
Stay at home moms always have a homemade snack on hand to munch on while they don their seasonally-appropriate aprons and make homemade broth. Check, check, check!
Stay at home moms always have a craft in the works, right? Does cutting yards and yards…and yards… of tulle while whipping up lunch count?
Spinach, kale, roasted carrots, roasted onion, roasted sweet potato with goat cheese and balsamic dressing.
Work out complete, two healthy meals down, craft partially accomplished, broth boiled, two loads of laundry done… I am MOM, hear me ROAR!
…oh gosh, only now I’m so tired. It sure would be nice to stretch out on the couch and close my eyes for a minute…
No such luck- the munchkin is up!
You’d think being a mom for over a year would mean I have things under control. Ha. Not quite. I spend the afternoon stereotypically chasing her around, undoing all the chaos fun she creates.
And I only have one, bustling toddler.
Like any other mom, I know gloomy days outside mean long days stuck in the house.
Luckily, true to stereotype, I realize we need some things and errand running on gloomy days is fun! Let’s be honest, anything out of the house is fun. Off to Target we go!
Well, that’s pretty stereotypical for any woman… am I right?
Too bad Hailey wasn’t in the mood to be carted around so, sticking with the day’s theme, I caved and bribed her. She happily accepted my bribe.
Yummy Earth Organic Lollipop
I had one, too- yum!
The stereotypical stay at home mom pulls out all her tricks in the late afternoon/early evening hours. I’m no different. We color, read books, play with cups, repeat the same words over and over and overrr… and watch the clock, waiting for dad to get home.
He finally does and is smart enough to not comment that I’m still wearing workout clothes from the morning. Hey, that’s like the stay at home mom uniform, isn’t it?
Dad changes a diaper while mom pours herself a home brew. Not sure if that fits the stereotype, but I like it!
Thank goodness I had the good sense to make dinner while I was in my prime during lunch time. Kudos to you, super mom of the midday, because evening mom is tiredddd.
Slow cooker chicken sausage and beans with sourdough
Bath, hugs, kisses, snuggles. Hailey goes to bed.
After cleaning up dinner and answering emails, my morning aspirations of crafting after dinner are dashed. Now is the time to finish out the stereotype properly, by lying on the couch and watching “my stories”, which in this case turned out to be the premiere in Nashville.
…and make a to do list of everything I’m going to accomplish tomorrow morning when I think I’m supermom again!
And as any mom, working, stay at home or in between will tell you, it’s the best darn job I could ever have.
Do you ever find yourself fitting into a stereotype?