Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I Choose...

...to stay home with my kids. 
I love raising my kids, getting to see them grow up and be part if their every day!

BUT...I will be the first to say, that it doesn't mean I don't have rough days?!

. . . . . . .I mean, being a mom is a 'job' right?! . . . . . . .

Jobs have good days and bad days, so I am entitled to mine too...right?!

Sometimes staying home, I feel like everything has to be perfect. Things have to stay clean and I have to fit so much into my days. 

Things aren't always easy and life does throw you curve balls now and then. All you can do is do your best and raise your kids to the best of your ability. 

They look up to you...they watch your every move...they learn from your example...they are always learning and always growing!

They love you for you, not for what your house looks like, not for how fancy your dinners are, not for how your dress...
just.for.you!


There are days I think about how I would like a desk job, how I would like wearing something other than yoga pants and tank tops, how it would feel to pick up my kids at the end of the day, from someone elses care. That's where I stop wondering. I think that part would 'kill' me! I couldn't do it. I choose the job I have, raising my children and watching another family too.  
I chose to be here through all the temper tantrums, the 'snot wiping,' the arguments, the cleaning up after, the homework...you name it!

Those somehow don't ever outweigh the hugs, the cuddles, the kisses, the sweet words, the pictures, the fun games, the adventures...

Jobs can all have their days, but let me be the first to say, even though every days isn't a 'piece of cake,' I chose this and 
I.LOVE.it!


Too soon the kids will be out at school everyday and I will be missing all these moments, so for now....I will soak them all in and enjoy every minute!

6 comments:

Katie said...

LOVE this. You say it so perfectly:)

The Burtons said...

This is so true! I went back and forth with the whole work thing for a while after the twins and still when I have a bad day/week will re think it...BUT the good days definitely outweigh the bad and I wouldn't trade it for anything! But man, it can be a tough job :)

Candi said...

Wow. I felt like you were talking to me. I do get frustrated when my kids run around making messes and when I have to spend hours cleaning up...but when it comes down to it, I really enjoy being here and spending my life with my children. There's nowhere else I'd rather be.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Amen! I love being able to stay home, even on the days when I want to bash my head against the wall!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Amen! The good days definitely outweigh the bad. I do admit that it infuriates me when people think that SAHM's have such an easy life, though!

kristi said...

Amen!
Most days I love being a mom. But there are days when the 17 year old is fresh, the 8 year old wants stuff NOW, the 2 year old is pushing his 1 year old twin siblings around and I think, Calgon take me away! But even on my kids worse day, heck even on my worse day, there's no place I'd rather be then at home being their mom :)

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