An Open Letter: To the Outsider Looking in
An Open Letter: To the Outsider Looking In
It’s easy to give a
When it comes to stay-at-home moms, it’s often assumed she did nothing all day instead of something. This is one of the toughest jobs known to man. I didn’t believe this 10 years ago, my how experience can drastically change perspective. Join me as my days
The Referee, Janitor, Chef
I’m not sorry that every fight and bicker between my children take time, disciplines to match take time. Dishes take time, preparing meals
As hard as it is to fathom, you know, with me having inherited eyes in the back of my head and all. I can’t simultaneously be in the midst of the incurring mess in the bathroom while preparing the meal in the kitchen. Perhaps I should set up shop in the bathroom, everyone joins me there anyway, even during what most consider tasks that are done alone. Stay-at-home mom
Tiny Teamsters Union
Little people are playing with the DVD player. They have tested their mighty strength out in moving an entire shelving unit in order to get the DVDs 20 times just today. I am pretty sure they are getting stronger with each accomplishment. But for those who never see this, they may wonder, how on earth can they get in there
My 11month old sumo wrestler is screaming bloody
The Amazed Teacher
Schooling takes time, explaining factors, place value, sentence structure, multiples, prime numbers, fractions and whatever else is on the menu of learning takes time. Did we just spend an hour on one problem?! How many times have we sung the ABC’s this morning?
Putting children down for a nap while repeatedly addressing the fact that these sweet angels are incurring yet more mess instead of actually going to sleep takes time. I say more mess because with all of this going down in mommy town, I haven’t had a moment to clean up the first messes.
Is everybody planning on eating next week, well grocery shopping takes
Some days are better than others. Some days I can look at my watch and think wow, where has the time gone, this is smoother than meringue pie. On other days I think, please Lord, is this joke. All of this atrocity couldn’t have happened in just two hours.
Reaction or Response
I can stand at the sink and silently cry while I load the dishwasher and the baby unloads it. I can be the one who forfeits today’s lesson, again, because
Saying it louder has not proven to make it more understandable. Whhhhhy? This would fix so many issues, right!
Oh my, daddy should be on his way home soon. Time to start dinner. Would be nice to work somewhere the menu is already planned…. ours is not! So what’s for dinner. I never got to laundry,
The Majesty Just Below the Surface
Each day the children are blessed by the fact that mommy is home teaching and caring for them. They don’t actually know this is a blessing yet, so of
The end result is God-fearing adults, that hopefully don’t need therapy to fix all my screw ups. I want nothing more than them to be better than me. To truly follow the ways of the Lord.
I want them to experience the freedom of Jesus. I don’t want to create cookie cutter Christians but children who really really Love Jesus and have a burning desire to obey Him because they WANT to.
Oh Lord, the agony of screwing up yet another day as the years seem to be screaming by. Before I know it they will be living their own lives and I can’t do anything but cry wondering if I have done enough so that they don’t put God in a box because of me.
The end result is having children that grow to be decent
When I embarked on this journey I knew I didn’t know a thing about how to make this work. I wasn’t ready but I was ready because God was ready to take me through this part of life. When going to a corporate job everything is already planned out, everything already has a policy and procedure.
Being a stay-at-home mom means creating all of that from scratch and what works for one child may not work for another. What you thought
The emotions that come with being a stay-at-home mom can range from smiling joy to furious sadness and everything in between. Teaching never stops!
Hang in there. Being a parent is the toughest job with possibly the most crucial outcome. Who did we raise? The end results are sometimes 30 years down the road. But it is worth it!
Tell me what kind of beautiful mess you find yourself in and how do you handle it.