Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A new attitude

Ok, so in college I used to thing that I'd LOVE to be a stay-at-home-mom. I thought there would be nothing better in the world. Then, I got put on bed rest 20 weeks into my pregnancy. Although the high blood pressure went down, my doctor never released me from bed rest. I spent about 5 months at home with nothing to do. This experience left me feeling like I would go insane if I was stuck in the house and not going to work everyday. I just didn't think I could handle not having somewhere to go and something to do each day. Well, lately I've been feeling really overwhelmed, like I just can't get anything done around the house. I just don't have time to do anything that I WANT to do. I feel like work is getting in the way of my life, ya know, especially since starting this whole etsy store. So, Josh and I are starting to talk about saving up some money over the next year or two and perhaps me quitting my job and staying home to take care of babies and the house.
Today I'm at home with Lily because she has a pretty nasty cold (going to the Dr. tomorrow) and I must say, I am being a very productive little home-maker. I have made a considerable dent in cleaning the "office" and turning it into an actual workspace for Josh and I. This room was so bad that we should have called "Clean Sweep" to come tackle it. I've done some laundry and I've even got supper cooking (Josh usually does the cooking). I'm loving my taste of being a stay-at-home mom!

So this isn't a completely picture-less post, i'm throwing in some pics from my 10 year High School Reunion last Saturday. The first is of Eli (Holly and Joel's boy) riding a girl bike (he he). The second is of Sara (Jamie and Joe's young'un) sitting next to Lily and sharing their lunch. It was so sweet, Sara kept handing Lily chips. What a sweet girl. They're gonna be bestest friends!

Eli just loved this bike!

Notice that Lily is dumping over Jamie's plate. Sorry Jamie!


Gabby said...

Ok since I'm a stay at home mommy, I will tell you that life isnt always so great! And some days it's overwhelming. Then there are those days that are so boring you'd rather go to work or in my case, go back to school. And trust me, I HATE school! You can only rearrange your cabinets so many times. Either way you go, there are days you wish it was the other way. But atleast you will have your store stuff to keep you from pulling out your hair! It might work better for you...you never know till you try

Erika said...

yeah..i know it's not always gonna be roses, but I just can't keep going the way i have been. I think the long drive I make to work and back has a lot to do with it too. It eats up so much of my time. But if i get a job closer to home i won't have all of the benefits that i enjoy now.

Jamie said...

Staying home with the "babies"? Is there more to this story that you're not telling us?

It was funny b/c when I left Tara, there were two other teachers in the science dept that were moms, too and they swore they would never leave teaching and they could never be stay at home moms. A year after I left, they did too. Now they are staying home and loving it.
I know you'll do good at what ever you decide to do, though. You're a good mama.

Erika said...

Thanks for the encouragment Jamie and no, there isn't anything I'm not telling you....you know what i mean...one day (hopefully soon) when there is more than one baby. I told J-diggity that I can't imagine doing this with another baby....i just don't think i could handle it...something would have to give.