Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In Awe

I have, after being in bed for practically 2 days sick, decided I am officially in awe of the homemakers out there. I have a couple of very best friends who are homemakers, I have a great friend back at home who use to be a homemaker, I have a mother who was for a little while, and I have a few friends who read this who may not have kids and so aren't thinking of being a homemaker yet but may be in the future.

When I first had Hannah everyone asked if I would stay home and quit work... even work asked. I said No, that the lifestyle we had chosen required two incomes right now. I think just about every person said .... "Oh, well, maybe one day you will be able to. It's OK!" Is it a bad thing that I am not sure I ever want to or that I will ever want to? Here are the things I have because I am not a homemaker.

  • I am alone with my husband at least 1 hour a day in the car because we work in the same place.
  • When I am sick, Hannah still goes to Day Care and Chris still goes to work and I have a day to be miserable alone in my house. Silence.
  • I don't feel like my husband and I have to teach Hannah EVERYTHING. There are others who help us with that. Hannah may thank us later for this one.
  • I really do have an adult conversation every day.
  • Since we both work, when Hannah is sick, we take turns staying at home from work with the sick child. (That means we both, equally, get thrown up on!)
I just want to tell all of you out there who have taken on this big responsibility. I admire you. You inspire me. I think you are wonderful. And I am ALWAYS here for you if you need an adult conversation or a day off. I can't imagine how you make it without that. You are stronger than I!

I love you for that!


Sara Jo said...
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Sara Jo said...

Oops. Sorry about the deleted comment. I just wanted to edit it.

Anyway, thanks for the adult conversations. We both have a lot to be thankful for in that we get to do what we want to.

Mindy said...

You are right. I am not the only one with "advantages." You get to see you children all day every day. I am very jealous of you in that area (and others)! You are great. Love you!

Kelli said...

Girl, I've worked part-time, full-time, worked at home, and been home full time, and I've learned one thing. Being a mommy is hard work no matter what! No one has it easier, and no one is doing the best thing. We all make decisions for our own families and do what we gotta do. You're awesome!