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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Mom Ramblings #2

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mom Ramblings #2

I think I'll just regularly feature my mom ramblings and miscellaneous thoughts.... that way they are out there and I can feel better. Because it's all about me. Totally.

One. Is anyone else totally obsessed with doing taxes? No? I must be the only freak. I impatiently wait for our paperwork to come in the mail starting about January 1st. Seriously. I expect companies to have it to me by that day. I know they have until the 31st. I do. But, I expect more. What just gets me are the ones that wait until the 31st. Because I know they have nothing better to do than torture me by waiting until the last possible moment to send me the stuff that I need to get MY OUR money back. I think they are in cahoots with the government. I'm so impatient. Ours are done. Love it.

Two. LOST. Boy, I love that show. I cannot wait for tonight. Popcorn, wine, hubby. LOST. Boys will be in bed early tonight. Thank goodness it is a school day. That means Porter will go to sleep the second his head hits the pillow. Hail to LOST.

Three. I never thought I would be a stay-at-home mom. I wanted it all. I wanted to be the CEO of a major corporation, or a doctor or something. And if, I chose to stay home with my kids it would be MY CHOICE. Not someone else's. Here's what I found: It's not really a choice. Either go to work and my salary pays for day care or stay home and live the same way but get the satisfaction of being home and watching my children grow up. This isn't the case for everyone. Some people get to go to work and pay for day care and have extra money, but the career path that I was in prior to having children didn't allow that. Some days I would rather go to work. Some days I am so thankful to be home with the boys. Sometimes I would like to trade a day with Tom. Some days I'm glad I don't have to.

Four. Sometimes I wish I had more profound things to say. And I wish I could do it elegantly and with sophistication.

That's enough for today.



Blogger Syndy The Queen of Thrift said...

I love your blog and your rambling! I am another one who is obsessed with tax time. One of our forms didn't come until yesterday... February... I was about ready to report them!

I also think that anyone who says they want it all hasn't had kids yet. Who wants to leave that squishy, snuggly, adorable baby with day care? NOT ME!! Although I also agree that some days would be easier if I could walk away for the chaos for 8 hours!

Glad I found your blog.

February 2, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

I'm a new follower to your blog and I couldn't agree more about the mom/work thing. I was working a great job before I became pregnant. I loved it...it was in the sales field and I was good at it and it gave me satisfaction to be really good at something. I know I'm a good mom but you don't get recognition for that...and sometimes thats hard to take. When your covered in spit up...your kid isn't napping...you haven't showered...etc. But I wouldn't trade my time at home with my son (and new daughter on the way) for anything!

February 2, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I don't think you ramble...you tell it like it is and you're funny!! And you know...the first rule of blogging is it's YOUR blog to do whatever!

My youngest is 18 now and I was a stay at home mom most of the time. I knew when I had my first that there was no way I was giving her up to a stranger! When I worked off and on, it was great to get out and feel like an adult, but I came home to MORE work. When I stayed at home, I just stopped caring how I looked and went whole days talking gibberish to my little kids!! There was no perfect situation. I guess you just have to learn to live in the moment and make sure you have adult connections.

Sorry I wrote a book. It sounds like you are going through so much that I did. Chin up!!


February 2, 2010 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

Kelsey - I agree, no recognition! But, I know my kids love having me home and my husband is very appreciative of all I do. So, don't worry Blondie, my chin's up!

I have struggled with the stay home/work thing since we started having kids. But, I have realized that there is no way that I would give up this time with my kids. It would just be nice to go to the bathroom and take a shower... :)

February 2, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Sabrina said...

LOVE your ramblings too and do plenty of it myself. Staying at home wasn't my choice either. I worked full time until a little over a year ago, when my clinic closed and I lost my job. My kids were in full time daycare then. I was bummed, I loved my career. I was scared...could be actually make it on one salary, could I be a good full time mom??? While working about 1/2 my income went to daycare for my two boys. Disappointing too, but I thought again..this is my career that I worked SO hard to get.

It's taken me a year and a half to realize that this current stay-at-home gig was sent to me as an unexpected present of enjoying motherhood. Had it been up to me, I would have worked until I retired, never knowing what it would be like to be with my kids 24/7. Being forced home ended up being one of the best things to ever happen to our family. I'll always have my education, right?

I also agree, a shower and 1 hour of uninterrupted couch potato time would be heaven these days!

February 2, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Rustique Gallery said...

Kirsty, You are a wonder with all you do. Your blog is great. I'm a 60 year old single person with cats, but I feel like we're alike in many ways. You are a real person, and you write that way! I love following your blog. Sherry

February 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Ruby Red Slippers said...

The taxes...I am stressing!!! We never get a refund, always pay...and I worry from Jan to April about the amount!
Work or home-that is a delima here, too-I am home, and have been for nine years...however, I am really missing the classroom...next year has a ? by it-I just don't know...
Good random thoughts-they mirror mine! :)

February 2, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger La Temp√™te said...

I think you said it just fine :D

February 3, 2010 at 4:05 AM  

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