Men and women are different, we all know that. As such, mothers and fathers are different. While their goals and hopes for their family may be overall the same, it isn’t exactly groundbreaking news to discover that mothers and fathers handle situations differently.
For example, if you’re a busy mother and you read through Meredith Ethington’s running list of after-work thoughts, you probably know exactly where she’s coming from. Meredith is a mom who also works, so coming home after a full day leaves her with many stresses, thoughts, and worries about her home and family.
“THOUGHTS MOMS HAVE AFTER A LONG DAY OF WORK:
OMG. This house is a mess.
Do we have enough bread for lunch tomorrow?
I need to have a talk with the five year old about honesty and have him return that toy he "borrowed".
I hope I can get some sleep tonight. Like, actual real sleep where I have a dream, or twitch, or something. I should buy a sleep mask.
Did I put the laundry in the dryer?
Did I hit send on that email?
Is it too late to register the 8yo for soccer that is six months away?” Meredith writes on Facebook, shedding light on just a few of her after-work concerns.
“Do we need more cat food?
I should clean out their closets.
How is the ceiling fan THAT dusty? Like, for real. Why is there so much dust on a fan that spins all day? How is that even possible?
I keep seeing spiders. Need to call the exterminator.
I hope that we get into that good preschool and not the shady looking one that for sure has a hand foot and mouth infestation.
I hope I bought the right sunscreen and not one that will give them a rash.
When was the last time I watered my flowers outside?
I should wash our sheets.
I bet Karen washes her sheets every week.”
Pretty much any busy mom knows what it’s like to have your brain running a million miles a minute from the second you come home. In addition to Meredith’s list of funny, yet relatable, thoughts, she also posted a photo of her husband passed out on the couch. The reason may be even more relatable than her list.
“THOUGHTS DADS HAVE AFTER A LONG DAY OF WORK:
I'm going to lay down here and take a nap real quick.”
Meredith writes a parenting blog that incorporates humor with everyday mom life, so of course she was just having a bit of fun. She updated the post with a comment that read: “TRUTH: My husband is amazing. He does dishes after work, helps put kids to bed, and works really hard WITH me at the end of a long day, so I'm more than happy that he gets a quick nap in. This is more about the MENTAL load women carry that men often don't. Not a shot at my husband who is an amazing provider, husband and father.”
Can you relate to Meredith’s post about parenting?