Friday, January 28, 2011

Things I know-as a SAHM

I read another one of those "Stay at home Mums are wasting their brains" articles (why why WHY do I click on them??). The idea that using your brain in a non-academic way is somehow letting it rot away is insulting. I keep lots of info in my brain that, while not PHD material, it's still important to my day to day.

-I know that all my kids birthdays, birth weights, time of birth and day of the week they were born on.
-When I make a salad Tannah likes snow peas, baby spinach, carrot and cucumber. Willow eats snow peas and carrots and Harper eats cucumber, carrot and snow peas. Tans is the only one who likes feta and Harper hates cheese.
-When the kids play Yo Gabba Gabba Willow is Toodee, Tannah if Foofa and Harper gets to be "baby Plex". I'm Muno-they make me be the big red dildo.
-I know how long to cook a roast on based on weight
-I know the invented names of a whole heap of the kids stuffed toys. And they may be subject to change.
-I can remember shopping lists in my head and know what is in my freezer when I'm at the supermarket.
-I can recite whole parts of Toy Story 2 and know all the words the entire Justine Clarke albums.
-I know how to negotiate with fighting children and deal with extreme demands.

I'm sure there is lots of other "useless" Mother Things I Know out there. Anyone feel like sharing?


Nicole Harry said...

And you can set up and write a blog using correct grammar and spelling! And that is really saying something!!

Jo said...

Did you really read an article that said that!? That is is disgusting! Part of me wants to google it, and most of me knows i'll be so mad if i read anything like it!

I have a PhD, and being a SAH(unschooling)M requires MUCH more brain work than doing my PhD ever did!

Complete idiots can (and do) get PhD's, but they can't be good, thoughtful and mindful parents....

I guess the people that write those articles are those academic types who think you are smarter just because you went to University. Aggghhhh, they make me so mad - i'm so happy to have left academia behind so my brain can rot as a SAHM!

...and lol at the Yo Gabba Gabba role playing!!

Sif said...

Pretty much everything Jo said, except I'm a SAHM with two Masters degrees (done at home while pregnant, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, changing nappies, spoon feeding, primo-building, playschool watching, and finger-painting)...

It doesn't take INTELLIGENCE to get a degree, just determination and organisation, and any SAHM has that in spades!

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