Chronicles of a SAHM

I Need a Better Hiding Place

Stay-at-Home-Moms (SAHMs) typically look forward to the end of the day, when every one and every thing is quiet. That’s when we go to our hiding place. My hiding place happens to be my bathroom. I can close the door and think, or dream, or beautify, or just sit quietly and meditate.

Recently however, my hiding place has become no longer that. It has been compromised. This is what has been happening lately:

As I’m sitting on my vanity chair, I hear from a distance, “Mommm.” It’s my five year old daughter. She should be sleep, but has decided that finding out my location is a top priority- as I had not received clearance from her to disappear. I know she’s coming, so I sit as still and stay as quiet as I can.

“Mommmm. Dad, where’s mom?” I listen for his response, because of course, he’s got my back – I am he, he is me. We are one. And of course, he knows it’s after her bedtime and he needs to direct her to go back to her room and go to bed. But no. He tells her my exact location. “She’s in the bathroom.”


So, now I hear footsteps coming closer to the door. “Mom, are you in there?”

No response from me…I’m hiding.

“Mom, are you in there?”

“Yes. What do you want?”

“What are you doing?”

“Nothing. What do you want?”

“Are you on the potty?”

“Sure. What do you want?”

“Did you have to boo boo?”


“Are you mad?”

Face palm. “Omg. What do you want? I’m in the bathroom. I’ll be out in a minute.”

“Can you put on my band-aid?”


Now, I’m rushing through the shower just so I can place my hands around my husband’s neck. He heard all of this, but didn’t rush to help me (or her for that matter). I love my kids with my entire heart, but I definitely need a new hiding place.

Chronicles of a SAHM

My couch to 5k… well, hopefully at least 1k today.

Today is the day I begin my running regime – “Couch to 5k.”  No excuses… I just paid a lot of money for some running shoes, so I’d better do something. I haven’t run in 15 years though.  I usually only get on the treadmill and walk REALLY fast…or get on the eliptical for 30-45 mins.  I’m on a mission to get in better shape, lose weight and live longer for my children.  I keep starting and stopping, hoping for some magic to happen and all of a sudden the urge for eating junk food goes away; however, I am a realist.  I know that the only way for my diet to change is for me to change my diet. LOL

Anyway,  I’ve posted more jewelry in Etsy, created more jewelry, accepted more requests and actually sold three more cancer awareness bracelets- in ONE day.  I need to complete my goals for 2015 and I’m well on my way.

(Gosh…are my ankles really that big?)