Before I was a stay-at-home mom...
I envisioned days of a completely clutter-free, clean house, with meals organized ahead of time and a calendar that both made sense and was easy to keep.
I imagined sitting down with a good book every once in a while to read while the kids enjoyed playing outside or inside, depending on the weather.
I dreamed of going to the grocery store with a list and coming home, having not forgotten anything on said list and not needing to make a return trip for at least a week.
I thought it would be easier to schedule lunch dates and play time with friends.
Now that I am a stay-at-home mom...
I wish that my house would stay clean for at least an hour. Just one hour... not even a whole day. :)
I wish that I could remember what day of the week it was and which person has to be where and when. Just to keep up with t-ball, swimming, soccer, church, preschool, birthday parties, Brad's softball/basketball schedule, and my need for at least some semblance of a life, I have to have a calendar... just like the one I used when I worked. Seriously?! :)
Read? A book? What?
Grocery trips = at least twice a week, but most of the time I forget something and have to go again. lol.
Lunch with friends? Getting around to it... constantly getting around to it. If they'll ever still have me by the time I "get around to it." :)
However, I am NOT in any way complaining. I honestly could not ask for a better life (maybe just a little better organizational skills)... I get to watch my kiddos grow up, enjoy the little things, like a long walk, a push on the swings, or stories about princesses that kiss frogs or heroes that kill bad guys, and I get to spend my weekends enjoying my time with my hubby instead of playing catch up on the cleaning and laundry. Complaining? Absolutely not... just thinking about how naive I was. :)
So... to the lady who asked me if it was nice just laying around the house instead of working... :) Well... glad she doesn't read my posts, because I might just have to give her an earful!
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- Tough Parts of Parenting
- Swimming sans Mommy
- Training Day 3
- Another Important Birthday
- Training Day 2
- Training Day 1
- Working on being crazy...
- Lots of catching up
- Terrible Threes.
- Party time
- Play ball...
- Checking Up with the Docs...
- Stay-at-home mom... chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, ...
- And... our Big Birthday Boy!
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