Growing up I always wanted to be a stay home mom. In Kindergarten on Career Day I dressed as a stay home mom and told my teacher that I wanted to be a stay home mom, so I could drive carpool. (Wow, I was cute!) I even went to college to get my MRS, but instead I got my teaching certificate. Since graduation, I have been a pre-school teacher, flight attendant, pre-k teacher, 4th grade teacher, 3rd grade teacher, and a kindergarten teacher. (I do really love teaching.) I have also gotten married and been married for 9 years, and have a 7 year-old daughter. Wow, I have accomplished quite a bit. I now get to live out my dream of being a stay home mom.
My idea of a stay home mom is June Cleaver. I would be dressed nice all day, the house would be clean, and I would have a big home cooked meal on the table when Brad (my husband) got home from work. Everything would be organized and its place. In this dream I am the perfect wife, and everything would be so easy. Wow, was I wrong! Instead, I spend my days in pajamas (to help with the laundry load, and because why get dressed if I am not leaving the house), and I definitely do not put makeup on unless I am leaving the house. I did not realize that cleaning the house and keeping it clean is impossible (well I did have a house cleaner while I was working). The one thing that I have done is cook a nice dinner most nights (I really love to cook), but it is not easy and I am definitely not the perfect wife. Was there ever a time when stay home moms were like June Cleaver, or was it just all TV?