Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein
Growing up my Mother kept children at the house. She had a daycare and after that she kept a baby or two. All because she wanted to be home with her children. I remember referring to her employment as “not a real job”. I pictured a stay at home Mom sitting around watching soap operas and eating chocolate bon bons. Humph! I am eating those words and they do not taste like chocolate bon bons…
I am a full-time stay at home Mom/Wife of 3 boys. Four if you count my husband. Gavin is 9, Trace is 4, and Easton is 3 months. While most are pros there have to be some cons to the job just like any other one. I am definitely not complaining because I LOVE staying home with my children! And sometimes my husband too. There are just some days I shouldn’t be asked to get out of bed. For example I spilt my cereal on the way to the couch the other morning because I had a baby in one hand and I tripped on toys in the middle of the floor. Twice. I am convinced Trace snickers to himself as he strategically lines up his booby traps. The upside to this fiasco is I have learned to laugh at just about anything and everything. If I didn’t laugh I would cry. I would rather laugh. Another con: On the days I spend ALL day cleaning I somehow expect it to stay that way for more than 30 minutes. Ba ha ha ha! Not so much. Does it make me a bad Mother if I leave these throughout the house:
Don’t you judge me! I’ve only done it once. No one saw it though because a bowl was left on top of it.
There is not one thing I would change about my “job”. I love every minute of it. There are rough days just like every other job. At least with this one I can wear my pajamas. I have a new appreciation for what my Mom did when I was young. I am sure the bon bons will taste better after I get used to no salary, vacation time, sick leave, over time pay, or lunch breaks. Here’s to you Mom….