Being a stay at home mom does have a few perks. I know people might think being at home is a walk in the park. Sitting around, eating bon bons and watching soaps. The only tv on here is the tot shows and I'm lucky if I get lunch every day.
Believe it or not, I have heard people compare the stay at home mom to a glorified prostitute. Basically, the theory behind that is that we "give it up in the bedroom" to secure a roof over our heads. Well, I've never heard of a prostitute who does her job, then does the laundry, dishes, bill paying, meal planning and prep and scrubs the bathrooms to within an inch of their lives. Maybe the people who feel that way should rephrase it to "a maid with benefits". LOL. Then, again, those people are assjockeys and don't even deserve the time I've taken to write this.
But, the job does come with perks. One of those is being able to slink back into bed and rest a bit more. If Sissy isn't up by the time Buddy and the Evil Twin leave, and it's cold and I'm still yawning, I do curl up under the covers. I usually don't even go back to sleep. Rather, I just close my eyes and think about whatever pops into my head and listen to the baby monitor to hear when Sissy does wake up.
It's so relaxing and I can stretch out long. I have terrible posture, so my back almost always feels tense. On mornings when I can stretch out like that, my back feels SO much better.
There are other perks, to be sure. That is one of my few selfish indulgences, though.
It's good to be the Mom.