I grew up on sitcoms. I love them. Thirty minutes of fun and laughter and you can solve any problem within thirty minutes! As a new stay-at-home mom I wish I could say it was always that easy. Remember watching old episodes of Leave it to Beaver? Those boys had the perfect mom! The house was always sparkling clean and dinner always included at least 3 courses and all served on the fine china. And what amazes me more is this perfect stay-at-home mom did all of the cleaning and preparing of meals all while wearing a dress and having perfectly groomed hair!
Picture the opposite of that and that would be closer to me. Most days I struggle to get out of bed on time so showering before getting the kids out of bed is only occasional let alone trying to get my hair perfectly groomed! And I assure you I don’t wear a dress while attempting (and I do mean attempting…) to get the house cleaning done. It’s usually more like sweat pants and a t-shirt. And supper on fine china?? More like paper plates!
I don’t know if it was really like that or not back then. The hopeful daydreamer in me hopes so because it gives me something to aim for. My grandmother was the closest thing I know to that. She often wore dresses, usually had a clean house, and supper was always on the table. I may not be anywhere near close to being Barabara Billingsley but if I can at least get close to being like my grandma, I’ll consider myself a success as a stay-at-home-mom.