Being a stay-at-home mom is hard work. Heck, just plain being a mom is hard work. It wasn't until I gave birth to The Girl and thereby quit my 'real' job that I realized that even simple things are harder now. Heck, some days I feel lucky if I manage to take a shower. Now taking a shower in an empty bathroom is a whole different animal. Generally at least one of the kids is in the bathroom with me. The Boy spends his time in the jumpy seat when he's in the bathroom, especially now that he's crawling. I don't need any repeats of the cat food incident from last week.
(I bet you can imagine exactly what happened during the cat food incident)
I think staying home with my kids is the most 'real' job I've ever had. It's certainly the most challenging, most neverending, most rewarding thing i've ever done.
Anyway . . . Even though some days I want to pull my hair out, I wouldn't trade being a mom to The Girl and The Boy for anything. This is the hardest job I've ever had. Sometimes I feel like I have a handle on it, other times I feel like a total failure. I mean, my daughter is hysterical. She can make a whole room burst into laughter. On the other hand, she will be 4 in May and is still not potty trained. (I don't really like to admit that, but its true) The Boy is too young to have any major issues - but I'm dreading having to potty train him.
Today, I want those of you who actually read this (and I am oh so grateful for each of you!) to comment to this post. Tell me one thing that makes you happy to be a mom. If you're not a mom yet, tell me one thing that just plain makes you happy.
Come on now . . .