Stay at home mom, off duty.

As my stint as a stay at home mom comes to an end, I can’t help but to think back to all that I’ve been able to do over the past two years.  I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the company of my kids, as well as being so annoyed by their constant presence! I’ve been able to take Vanessa to school in the morning, enjoy a coffee, and hang out with Carter all day watching Barney.  Ok, so that doesn’t sound TOO exciting, but it wasn’t all that bad.  I’ve been able to go back to school (still not sure why) and I’ve also been able to write a book, hit the gym, have random lunches with friends, and take Carter out and about to the park and Barnes and Noble.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this time off and I’ve also missed having a real work environment to be in.  I am a horrible stay at home mom.  Don’t get me wrong, I love taking care of my family, but the whole “housewife” thing gets so boring and redundant.  I’m not very disciplined, so if laundry needs to be done or the windows need cleaning, I always figure I can “do it tomorrow”.   Washing the dishes really doesn’t really get me motivated and the same goes for cleaning the bathrooms. 

So, for now, I’m excited to go to work for my first day tomorrow. I’m excited to be around other grown ups and not have to hear Barney on TV all day long or pick up all of Carter’s mess in the house every hour.  I’m excited to see how this job goes.  Now, let’s see how long this excitement lasts!  How long do you think it will take for me to hate my job and wish I was a stay at home mom again??

Hope I can balance it all.

Back To Work! It's Been a While

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