Wednesday, April 13, 2011

it's good to be queen

When I quit my job and became a SAHWADANM (Stay-at-home-work-all-day-and-all-night-mom) I quickly came to realize that had joined the cast of women toiling away in a thankless, promotionless, very stinky occupation.  But I also realized that I had become Queen of my domain. (Stop it right now all you Seinfeild fans.)

Baring unforeseen tragedy, I vow to never punch another time clock. Dress code, schmess code. And you can take your performance reviews and stick em where the sun don't shine, thank you very much.

I stand in my living room and look out at the world.  Terrible things are going on all around us.  War, famine, abuse.  I can't change these things.  I can't even do anything about the port-a-potty my neighbor put in her front yard for the guys she has working for her.

A good queen is a public servant.  She works relentlessly to bring peace and prosperity to her land. Queen bees spend their entire life giving birth.  Can you even imagine?  My friend Rachel has six kids. Maybe she can relate.

These queen bees work day and night.  They don't get out much. They hardly have time to brush their hair and heaven knows they never get to go to the bathroom without some other bees hanging around talking their ear off.

If a queen bee is taken from the hive, the hive ceases to exist.  Such is her importance.

Being queen doesn't mean I rule my house.  No, no. It's quite the opposite. I only wish my people would listen and obey.  That's a pipe dream.

Mostly they dictate how the day will go. If I will be allowed a shower or a sit down meal.

But that's okay, because I know that my position here is secure.

Even if my performance reviews suck.


laurie said...

that just wrapped it all up in a nutshell, I couldn't have said it better myself...from one stay at home mom to another, it's a tough job, yes, but I wouldn't trade it for the world...I did read somewhere last mother's day that if moms that stay home were to be paid, it would be about $200,000.00 a year to pay them what they deserve...I'd be all over Have a great day April!

Mary said...

Hee! That sounds like my ma's philosophy. I didn't follow in her footsteps, though. It looked like too hard a job. :-)

Elizabeth said...

I love the acronym. I wish you'd design a button that we could use on our own blogs.

PaperPumpkin said...

Love the way your mind works. Your creativity is through and through, no matter what you are doing. I'll bet your child rearing is very creative, too! Yay for you!

margie said...

hail to the queen...

Hello*Lucky*Holly said...

Great post April :-)

I want that picture but with my face in it!

MMW said...

I had a porta-potty in our front yard all last week. I cringed at the idea of how tacky it looked - but I cringed even more at the thought of the work crew coming into my home and using our perfectly bleached powder room then returning outside.

It was enough for me to put up with the eyesore for the week.

LOVE the queen pic. I'd love one with a fruit bowl on top of my head - bananas, grapes, apples, peaches... I can see it in my mind's eye.

Heather C Taylor said...

I love the Queen Bee picture that you created and P.S. You are gorgeous!

Hilary said...

Yes, no layoffs for moms. :)

Bridget said...

LOL! This gave me a good giggle. :) Its the TRUTH, that's why.
PS, sorry about the porta potty, so nice.