I was walking with my neighbor last week (see post Exercise Anyone?), and we were talking. Back in January I started substitute teaching. (Another all together different post!). And I said “I am so busy. I’m so tired. Not tired like I want to go to sleep tired, but tired like I just want to heat myself a microwave meal and just have to worry about me. Then let everyone else fend for themselves.”
Then my friend says “Yeah, you do have a lot going on.” Then I reply “For a stay at home mom I sure am busy all the time” At this point she just looks at me with a slightly confused look on her face. It takes me a moment to process. (I am not the brightest crayon in the box)
Then the light bulb came on and I said “I guess I am no longer a stay at home mom! I sub 2 days a week, and they days I don’t sub I watch 2 other kids, and occasionally I watch a 2 year old. I do this on top of volunteering in the kids classroom 2 times a week. ”
So I had a little epiphany and realized I am no longer a stay at home mom. (I haven’t been for a while now) I was a little bit saddened by this news. I have moved onto another chapter of my life, and my kids have gotten a little older and I have grown up a little too!