For a couple weeks I have had this post on my mind. I have been looking forward to this time in my life for a while, BOTH of my boys are in school all day! I love my boys and I am SO thankful that I get to stay home with them, however the 2 of them don't always get along so well and it is so lovely to have peace & quiet during the day now!
When people would discover that both boys would be in school all day I would get one of two responses:
1: What are you going to do with ALL that time? (Generally these were not people who had seen the inside of my house)
2: Oh, so now it's time to get a job!
First of all, as my grandma would say "A woman's work is never done"! She was so right, there is ALWAYS something that needs done or someone that needs something! With all this time I now have my plan is keep my house tidied up, laundry kept up, get some organization done, canning, working at the farm, reading, crafting, spending time with my mom and making our home an inviting place to be!
As for the second response, I still have a job! I will always have this job and it will always be an important one! I will be home for my boys after school to help with homework or offer comfort after a bad day or a listening ear on a good day and some days I will even offer cookies & milk. It also allows me to help out my friends & family by watching a kiddo or going to a Dr appt with someone or one of so many other things I can do with my time.
At first it really frustrated me when folks would suggest I needed a job, but after mulling it over for a while I realize that I am doing just exactly what I'm supposed to be doing right now! I am thankful to be where I am and I love my job!
In the next week I hope to share some of my farm girl adventures because it has sure been a week full of them! Still planning on getting our pizza recipe up soon also.