Being a Stay at home Mom. 5 years later

I can't believe it has been 5 years since I last worked. I remember when I left my job like it was yesterday. The decision to leave was made relatively quick, over a day or two. My husband and I worked together and had just gotten married. One of us had to leave and I was pregnant. It was pretty much a no brainer. We knew I would be the one to leave but it was bitter sweet.  I even applied for other jobs, had a couple of interviews, but ultimately we knew I was going to stay home.

THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK

I never thought I would be sitting at home watching soap operas and eating bon bons (nor did I want to be), but I'll admit that I was na├»ve enough that I thought I would have time to dig out the old VHS player and catch up on old movies I hadn't seen in ages, or be able to get caught up on my scrapbooks before Tyler arrived. But you know how that goes. We bought a house, Tyler was born, less than two years later Summer was born and two years later... Here we are. Life never slows down and I swear that each year that goes by, the next goes even quicker. And instead, I'm making scrapbooks via Shutterfly, or whoever else has a free or heavily discounted book up for grabs.

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One thing about it, being a mom is the hardest, most rewarding job out there. I am so grateful for Travis that he works so hard so that I can stay at home with the kids. And I love being home with them.

Being a mother

Now don't get me wrong. My sleep is minimal and sometimes I want to pull my hair out. I have toddler songs running through my head all day long and I look forward to nap time every.single.day. There are times that Travis walks through the door and I have to just go close myself in the room to pee by myself. But if circumstances changed and I needed to go back to work I would be upset. I know it is not for everyone, but I like that I'm really the only one who raises my kids. I enjoy spending all day every day with them, even if that means I shower with two toddlers and I don't pee by myself. Ever. Even if it means that my adult interaction is limited. It means that I still don't have hand made scrapbooks, or watch movies because I can't hear over the kids playing. or screaming.

Motherhood Quote

But waking up to my kids talking and laughing. Making them breakfast, making lunches, getting kids on the bus and off to preschool, playdates and picnics at the park, not having to worry about taking time off to go to school functions or find a place for them to go during Spring break is such a wonderful feeling. It makes it all worth the long crazy days and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

If you think my hands are full

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