There are a lot of things I could do.
There are a lot of things I should do.
There are a lot of things I do...
There are a lot of things I really do
But what should I do?
or be doing?
Sometimes I feel unappreciated. I think it's easy as a stay at home wife and mother to feel that way. People don't see the 'behind the scenes' activities. I don't think most people know what I really do. In a group of people, the first question asked is usually "So...what do you do?" Often, I feel embarassed to say..."oh, I stay at home with my kids"
I am not embarrassed by this...so why do I feel so shameful when confronted with the question? Sometimes when I hear this question, it's like I've heard the judge put down his javelin with my guilty verdict! It's ridiculous.
"Yes...I stay home with the kids..." I stammer.
Not acceptable. I should say YES I STAY HOME WITH THE KIDS! And it should carry just as much weight as if I'd said I am a Neurosurgeon!
Sadly, it does not.
I am a good wife
I am a person to confide in
I am a taxi cab
I am a cook
I am a baker (yes, there is a difference)
I am a maid
I am a nurse
I am a psychiatrist
I am a therapist
I am a playmate
I am a teacher
I am a nanny
I am a worm discetor. (I don't like this job)
I am a hairdresser
I am a friend
I am a child of God. I forget that one sometimes. (too often) and HE has created me to be just who I am.
I am so blessed to be able to stay home with my kids. I think I would have made a fine doctor. Growing up, I wanted to be two things. Either a mommy or a doctor. (But at least now I'm pretty good at diagnosing my kids illnesses)
I am happy with life, but I do feel devalued at times. I could have been... But I am. I am the mother of 5 of the most amazing kids you'll ever meet. And they are going to grow up to be amazing adults.