Wait, before you get angry with me, I'm not really asking that question. But I do get asked that question, or a version of it, very frequently. Sometimes it's a simple and innocent "what have you been up to this week?" other times it's more along the lines of "I don't know how you stay at home all day. I would go crazy and get so bored. What do you do all day?"
I ALWAYS find myself stumped for an answer. I take care of my kids. I feed them, bath them, get them down for naps, play with them, and teach them. I pay the bills, clean the house (well in an ideal world), take care of our 3 dogs. Blah, blah, blah.
I just never feel like they want to hear the list of my daily chores. So instead my answer is usually a version of this, "Hmm, nothing much, I guess the kids just kept us busy."
I feel my answers diminish the reality of what it is to be a SAHM, but I don't know a better way to answer the question without listing out mundane tasks.
The reality is that I keep busy. Staying at home is a job. It takes effort, hard work, planning, and patience. So while I know what I do each day and how busy it actually keeps me, I still don't know a good answer to those questions.
How do you answer those questions?