I had great intentions of writing more last week but it was a crazy, busy week! I don't think I sat down at all until Saturday night. Between a busy week of work, school, doctor's appointments in Birmingham (Ben's eyes are doing great), family time (it was great to see Kelly & Andrew!) & garage sales it was insane. Once I started having some contractions, I decided that it was time to slow down a little! Not that this week looks any less busy.
This got me thinking about things and how even though I am a "stay at home" mom I work like crazy. I was talking to a friend recently about whether or not she would stay busy enough if she quit work. I remember worrying about the same thing when I was contemplating working or not. I am such a type A personality I didn't know if I would like being at home. I also loved my job and what I did so I did. Now that I have been "at home" for the past almost 3 years I wouldn't trade it for anything. I feel very blessed that I do get to work a few hours each week but I love being at home. I am amazed by how busy I stay. The weeks can be pretty predictable but so much fun! Here is our normal weekly schedule:
Monday - laundry, grocery store & cleaning (yep I have a whole day of fun stuff!)
Tuesday - Bible Study in the morning & work in the afternoon
Wednesday - Ben goes to school & I work
Thursday - Free day - We usually try to do something fun like a playdate
Friday - School & errands
It is amazing how busy we stay even though I am a "stay at home" mom. I guess I have learned that I can be content wherever I am and whatever I am doing!
I can't do a post without a picture so here is a picture from this morning. On a busy Monday morning I discovered Ben got a pen and wrote all over his cheeks with a pen. You can't see very well but if you look close you can see it. Oh the joys of motherhood. Just in case you are wondering make up toner takes pen off faces great!