Well hello everyone! I’m so glad you are here. I am a stay at home mom to 4 mostly charming children, two girls; Snark Girl age 10, Obsessive Compulsive Diva age 8 (OCDiva), and two boys; The Boy age 3, and Hulkster age 21 months. I also have a Darling Husband (DH) and two dogs.
When I quit the job I was paid money for doing, a female co-worker, at my going away party, asked, “Can, can I borrow your office chair until you come back?” I told her she was welcome to keep it because I wouldn’t need it. Lots of people laughed. I assume she is still “borrowing” that chair 8 years later. I don’t know why she (and others) assumed I would hate being a SAHM. It’s true, there are days I don’t enjoy every minute of it, but who enjoys their job every minute of every day? There are things I find hugely entertaining or wonderful every day, and things I just do not like or understand. While I still have a lot to learn there are skills I’ve acquired that I never dreamed I would need. For example I never thought I would learn . . .
. . . to frost 6 dozen cupcakes in under 10 minutes with the big “bakery style” big swirl of frosting.
. . . how to get urine and it’s odor out of an upholstered/carpeted surface.
. . . to entertain two toddlers with the contents of my purse for an hour at the eye doctor because Darling Husband removed the toy bag from my SUV.
. . . to correct a Nursemaid’s Dislocation of the elbow in a screaming 3 year old.
. . . to love a child that screamed at the top of her lungs at me because she did not want to do her homework.
. . . so much self control that I could be friendly with the parent of a child that bullied my child for years.
. . . to show no fear to my child when they needed surgery.
. . . how to survive on less than 4 hours of sleep a night for multiple nights in a row without becoming excessively psychotic from sleep deprivation.
. . . how much I still need to learn.