Or maybe this post will end in stunned silence.
I just had to say, after two posts documenting the trials and joys of my life (and so many lives like mine) I also have to throw this tid-bit in and THEN I WILL BE DONE. I swear.
But here’s the thing.
Are you ready?
I love my kids. Love them. Madly.
If all I did all day was MOTHER these three kids all day I would go insane and blow my head off.
If I had nothing but caring for them, teaching them, feeding them, cleaning up after them, wiping them, dressing them, and well you know, MOTHERING them I would start to hate my life.
I know I would.
I NEED something else but my home life. Which is funny because for my ENTIRE life all I wanted to be was a mother. And really I was fine up until I had Parker. And then the whole two under two thing was just too much for me. I lost myself. And started looking desperately around trying to find myself.
Not knowing WHERE I was or how to find me I started blogging, started my business and the rest is history.
I am a better person because of this job and the time I spend away from my kids shooting and collaborating and editing and even filing. Being CREATIVE. Being ME. JUST ME.
Does it make my life crazy to have three kids ages four and under PLUS a more-than-full-time job? HELL YES!
But could I give it up?
Absolutely not. Because I know a HUGE piece of myself would be lost too.
A lot of women love being home with their kids and that’s great. For them. It is not for me. At least not ALL of the time. Because I am home with them a lot. And we build towers and do art projects and bake cookies play games.
But the times I get to leave rejuvenate me.
And THAT means I think I have the best of both worlds!
Stunned silence or AMEN SISTER?