Saturday, December 27, 2008

Why I chose my career!





























I think I've lost sight of whats important in my life! I chose to stay at home with my kids. To be here for them 24 hours a day, round the clock mommy time. I chose this profession because I didn't want someone else raising my kids. Well then I sit here and I think about it. Why am I not having fun? Why am I so concerned with keeping this perfect model home, and obsessing over stupid things like spotless windows and a clean laundry room!! Yes I know. How ridiculous. Thats where all the dirty stuff goes. And I picture it in my mind like this organized, dirt free, decorated, fake, non-existent room. I don't want to stay at home all day and clean! I want to focus on my babies. I want to be a MOM! I want to sit down and play a game with my kids, run outside and build a snowman and not worry about what we are going to track back in on my newly moped floor. Instead of telling Austy "let me finish these dishes before I go look at your tent" I'm going to be making it with her and then having a picnic in her beautifully crafted tent! Now I'm not saying my house will be unsanitary, but I don't want it to be my main focus every day. Seriously, you scrub your floor and the next thing you know there's raspberry lemonade all over. I want to look back on their childhood and say that I actually got down and played with them. I interacted with them. I enjoyed and treasured every moment I was given with them. They are my life!

5 comments:

Erin said...

GO STAY AT HOME MOMS! Your kids are so lucky to have you. Not to mention how lucky your hubby is.

Ali the B. said...

Hi, you don't know me, I was looking at Baby Mac's blog & found you via linking on comments & I just HAD to see what your blog was about & just LOVED the title & then LOVED reading this post about being a mom...I have 3 adorable, active boys that I have love to care for but find I keep losing the sight of WHY I wanted to be a mom & a stay at home mom for...thanks for reminding me!! Thanks for helping me remember a clean house is NOT as important as taking the time to enjoy the moments!!! My oldest is nearly 11 & it is killing me to think that he doesn't need me as much as he used to - or at least that is what he wants me to believe, so thanks for helping me remember the time is going faster than I want it too & before long, I will be looking into the faces of grandchildren!!
Plus you really made me chuckle!! I LOVE your honesty, hope you don't mind if I peek every so often!!!

Steven and Kimberly said...

Thanks for the reminder Melissa. We all tend to forget these things. Being a mom is such a blessing, but all I can manage is to rant and rave about all that needs to be done. We just need to enjoy the simple things, and take the time. I still need to come by, and will do it very soon. What is your schedule like? Take care.

Emily S said...

Very cute pictures, and I agree . . . my huge baby is a testimony to it all going too fast. And you do a ton better at keeping up the model home than I do anyway.

Jensen family said...

You couldn't have said it better! I have the same crazy thinking but on the days I play with Lukas vs. cleaning all day I feel so accomplished! Being a mom/housewife is a hard job to balance! Sounds like your doing a great job!