Y Is For Yes Honey, There Is A Difference
Yes, there is a difference, but between what you ask?
Being a SAHM (Stay At Home Mother) and a housewife. I almost used this for my H post (housewife), but the picture of the half and half bars was so pretty, I couldn't resist. So, back to "Yes, honey there is a difference."
Being a SAHM means being able to do fun things like reading to a classroom, attend class parties, help kids pick out books from the library, or go on field trips. It also means being able to do errands during the week when there are fewer people in the stores, I've come to detest weekend shopping. And my personal favorite: summers off. Summer vacation is my reward for the rest of the school year of homework, class projects and a lot of driving.
The difference is the housewife part. Cleaning, dusting, picking up toys, laundry, need I go on? This is the part I feel like I didn't sign up for. Yes, I have come to appreciate having the house tidy and neat and (mostly) clean, but it's not the reason why I chose to stay home with my kids.
So yes, there is a difference. And given the choice, I'd love to do just the SAHM part, but for now, I'm also doing the housewife part.
My A to Z posts are themed with food, parenting and life, but not necessarily in that order. Enjoy!