Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sick, sick, sick.

I have been under the weather for about 2 days now. I feel like I need to just shake it off but I can't.
I am sure there's something going around, at least there's a "Flipping Out" marathon on TV.
This illness is really putting a twist on my week. I am basically accomplishing nothing. I have student council things to figure out (election slated to be first week of November) and I want to get my etsy. com shop open in a week and of course Halloween. I have costumes and decorations...
you know typing thing makes me think of something that has always bothered me. The amount of work that goes into what someone like me does, getting cast off like it's some sort of easy way out.
I am a mom, a "stay at home" mom- meaning I do everything. I could list the things that I do, but it would just seem dumb to me but I would like to give a shout out to all the Mom's and Dad's that choose to stay at home, that don't send their kids to daycare. They choose to sacrifice. Because believe me, I know plenty of people who proudly state that they work to get out of the house, that they just don't want to stay home. And that's cool. That doesn't bother me, some people are great parents, in doses. Ha ha. No but really- I am just tired of people saying shit like "if I had as much time as you do I would have time to do stuff too"-, um, okay. I feel like the working people, my job is never done. At the end of the day I'm exhausted too, but I have 2 kids and that's what I'm building on, I making their lifetime memories.
Ugh! If you go to work and choose to have kids, when you get home- you're works not done and I know a lot of people that act like they can't be bothered with their kids at the end of the day and that's not me.
I work from home, let's just say that. I would like to universally coin the term "work from home mom", cause I mean really, what Mom or Dad actually stays there? It's a mess. Ha!


  1. I am so impressed by your creativity. I am a work out of the home mom, but I was a stay at home mom for a long time (it's all work, though). I love to make stuff, but I just don't have that "original creativity" gene (if you know what I mean) that you seem to have. (Even with 12 and 15 year olds, I think I'm ready to be a stay at home mom, again.)

  2. i like this quote to sum it up :)

    The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman

  3. *highfive*

    Except one thing... I'm not sacrificing anything, I chose this. :-) I won't get this time back, ever... so I'm making the absolute most of it.

  4. Sacrificing only in the way that when they're grown and I'm super old, if they turn out to be axe murderers, I will have sacrificed. But ya, I choose this too, totally.
    Just having a conversation with Eddie today, if I didn't have kids, what the fuck would i be doing? Like, I know grown ups that don't have kids, I just don't know what they are doing and you know, a lot of them are sober so there goes that idea...
    Michele, that quote is right on. Would make a great tattoo