Hello. And to some of you, hello again.
I’ve been thinking really hard about what to share on my other blog, The Only Girl in the House, that I had started and never kept up with. I had made a promise to myself to write for 1 hour every week day and make a new post at least once a week. Alas, I ended up with a mountain of drafts on here and in my journal because it never felt right to publish them.
But then it suddenly hit me. I am in a new chapter of my life. Why not create something new too? So here we are.
What’s this new chapter, you might ask. Let me tell you. I started a new career. I have long hours; messy, demanding clients; and mind numbing, back breaking labor. But the pay is excellent. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world. That’s right, I am now a stay-at-home mom.
I feel like I won the lottery. Well, most days anyway. Some days I want to tear my hair out! But that feeling passes and I know I am lucky. This is what I want to be right now. When the boys get older, I will find something else to take up my school day hours and be a working mom again. But for right now, I am content.
I’m not knocking working moms. This is what is right for me and my family. I think all moms are amazing! And whatever is right for you, you go momma!
Of course, there are cons to being a new stay-at-home mom. I have traded in an old list of worries for a new one. I have new guilts along with harboring feelings of the old ones. I don’t have too much adult interaction except with family members. And right now, there is no such thing as me time. They will hunt you down and find you. All three of them. And now that Little J can open every single door (even the ones with the child locks), all three will clamor in to the bathroom and cling to me while I’m hastily pulling up my pants.
But the pros far out way the cons. The biggest by far is that I get to watch my children grow up in front of me, instead of through some one else’s daily run down of events or pictures. Along with that, I am the one teaching my children. I get to be the one who decides what it best for them (Yes, yes. Big J get to decide too. But this is my blog.) I get to be the one they rely on when they need something (Of course they rely on Big J too). And maybe seeing me use the potty will inspire them to use it all the time too. I can only hope.
While I may not “get it right” everyday, I am trying. I can see my efforts paying off everyday. I am Mommy. And I’m good with that.
Again if you would like to check out my old blog you can click here. Thanks for stopping by!