I realize there are about 1,000 other blogs out there that have lists similar to this (What SAHM are tired of hearing, What Single People are tired of hearing, What the Guy on the corner is tired of hearing). But this is my blog so… there. LOL
But seriously, as of late I’ve been hearing these things on a near daily basis and frankly, I am over it.
1. You act fine, so why don’t you look good?
It took me a minute to understand this one. Basically I’m being called a hag. Do y’all have any idea how much energy goes into acting fine? So much that a hairbrush is the last thing on my damn mind. If I can get out of bed and get pants on, I call that a win.
2. Oh you work from home? You are so lucky to have time to do x, y, and z.
Huh? So because I work from home I magically have time to wash clothes, do the dishes, clean the house and make a fabulous six course meal. Hold that thought for a moment. ROTFLMFAO… hold on… still going… please tell me you’re joking?
3. Do I really need to go to your house? Again?
Nope. You surely do not, but don’t expect me to have the energy to get ready and go to yours.
4. But you just got off work! What do you mean you can’t come out?
See this is where I usually pimp The Spoon Theory. I have x amount of spoons per day, most I use just to get through my 9-5 and the few I have remaining I am saving for my children. So… yeah…
5. Why are you always posting those fibromyalgia memes? They are so annoying.
Oh. I’m sorry. I will refrain from educating about my illness and will instead post quizzes about who I will marry in the year 2020 instead. Not.
6. Why is your house such a mess? You are home all day!
This goes back to the disillusioned person who asked question #2. See I have a choice to make: use my energy to make this thing called money so I can provide for my family or use my energy to keep the cardboard box we end up in spotless. So hard to decide, I know!
7. Must be nice sleeping all the time.
Yep. It is. It’s awesome missing out on events and get togethers. Having to reschedule appointments and miss out on friends. It’s absolutely a hoot not sleeping at night and struggling to stay awake for when the boys come home. I am positively thrilled when I miss out on something I really wanted to do because I nodded off to sleep and didn’t wake up in time. Its.the.best.