Monday, April 14, 2008
this is what i found...
...on my couch after folding laundry early this afternoon.
Gabby had fallen asleep and Payton covered her up with her blankie to make sure she was warm...*sigh*. This is why I love being a stay-at-home-mom. For moments like this. To be busy around the house, and then to find a little sleeping angel in the living room. To see a big sister take care of her little sister. I truly am so grateful to be able to stay home with my kids. It breaks my heart to think of missing these precious little moments that are so important in the grand scheme of things. I love being at home. I never was one of those career-driven people...I always ultimately wanted to be a mama and to be home with my kids. Yes, there are hard days. When I've spent a whole day cleaning only to find an entire bag of goldfish crackers scattered across the kitchen floor, and four little feet and "crunching" all over the crackers. But it's the giggling that goes along with all of that "crunching" that makes it worth it. There are days when I feel like I haven't left the house in ages, and when I wonder what it would be like to have a conversation with an adult. Days when I am so tired that all I want to do is crash on the couch, but my girls convince me that it will be much more fun to play Polly Pockets.
I wouldn't give this up for anything. I am very lucky to have a husband that is able to provide for our little family so that I can stay home with the girls. But even so, staying home has been a choice. It is a very personal decision and I realize that all family's are different. I admire and respect mothers that work and are still able to take care of their family. There are only so many hours in the day and I truly marvel and what some moms are able to accomplish!
As for me, this is what works right now. My husband works and I stay home. Like I said, I wouldn't give up these precious years for anything. I have heard so many times that "they just grow up too quickly" and I want to know that I was there for every minute.
Off to watch Diego.