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Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Been Awhile

Hi, yup I'm still here. Just been a bit preoccupied lately. I will share more on that at a later date, but for now, let me just catch you up on the life of this working mom who is trying to keep her sanity while raising two toddlers.

Last week, I had a moment where I thought I seriously was on the verge of insanity. I almost ran out of my house screaming. I felt as though I could not take another second of the chaos. Maia was sick and clingy which means I carried her around 24 hours a day for about 5 days straight. I had not been getting good sleep because she was up most of the night. And, Noah had chosen those days to pick up his incessant whining habits again. On day 6, I was supposed to go to work, but I could not get a babysitter. The insanity was creeping in. I needed a break, badly. But, no break was to be found. So, I spent the day in chaos mode. I could not seem to get control of any situation, and I found myself counting down the minutes to nap time. The day was a whirl wind of loud tantrums and crying with a steady background of whining. It was enough to make even the coolest, calmest, most collected person crazy. I thought for sure, Ricky would come home to a wife with a twitch, rocking in the corner, and talking to herself.
However, by God's grace, I maintained my sanity and bolted out the door for some "alone time" as soon as Ricky walked through the door!
My conclusion to the situation is one that I am sure many people will have strong opinions about. But, I am going to say it anyways: Some people were just not cut out to be stay-at-home moms. I am one of those people. I am so thankful for the way God has blessed me to be able to be home with my kids 3 1/2 days a week and at work the other half of the week. It is a perfect balance for my sanity and I love it! There, I said it.


Anonymous said...

Nice! Thank you for being bold and saying it! I for one love going to work and then I love my time with the kids. 3 kids under 4 are bound to drive anyone insane, just ask my mom who stays with them. Sometimes i think I'll come home to her twitching and sitting in the corner talking to herself. Lena Thomas

Joe n Matthew's Mama said...

=) We don't know each other, but I just wanted to tell you... I agree with you about not everyone being stay at home moms. I am one and it's HARD... my friend could be, but she chooses to work part time because she just knows she couldn't do it. God gave each of us gifts and it seems you are REALLY GOOD at supporting Chuck's ministry and just being who you are for the church. I hope nobody has anything negetive to say to you about your comment. =) God Bless! Nicole

Nana said...

Not everyone has the priviledge nor the stamina to be home 24/7 with little kids. You have a perfect balance, God knows your need and has you where you ought to be, serving the Lord and taking care of your family. When you are at work, the kids are with godly people who love them as their own. It's not without challenges, but all works out. Love you!