5 Things You Can Get Away With When Mommy Works

Sweet freedom.

I haven’t written in a while because things around my house have changed. My mom, who got laid off from her job late last year, finally got another gig. Whew. There’s nothing worse than  someone with no domestic skills what-so-ever trying their hand at being a stay-at-home mom. My Zhu Zhu Pet hamster could run a house better.

Any-who, having mom back in the work force has made my life increasingly more bearable. Here’s why:

1) The He Said, She Said, Communication Meltdown
Since my mom leaves for work early in the morning and my dad comes home late at night they can never get on the same page when it comes to parenting. A simple, “Daddy, said I could!,” or “Mommy, said I could!” and the world is my chocolate covered oyster.

2) Breakfast for Dinner!
By the time my mom gets out of her job, battles traffic and picks me up from preschool she’s usually too exhausted to whip up one of her “specialties.”  Thank to her inability to plan our weekly meals in advance my dinner can sometimes consist of a nice yummy bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. SA-WEET!

3) The Easiest Game of ‘Mother May I?” EVER.
Generally, a request to bust out my  paints, Play-Doh, or Moon Sand, is met with a “get ready for bed” —but after a full day of work my mom would let me light the house on fire if she thought it would buy her some time to catch up on her email.

4) Dad’s No Fashion Police
In the morning it’s just dad and me, and unlike my control freak mom, he doesn’t give a rat’s ass if I wear the exact same outfit I wore the day before,  pull my clothes directly from the hamper or dress like a mental patient.  He’s good like that.

5) Bedtimes are for Mommies
My mom is in charge of the nighttime routine so by the time bedtime rolls around, after an  uninspired reading of Pinkalicious  she usually conks out in my bed. It sure beats sleeping alone … even if she does snore like a freaking buzz-saw.