the perfect job.

Friday marks the beginning of the weekend...at least it used to for me. When you are a stay at home mom the days really seem to lose the meaning they once had. I don't dread Mondays or wait for payday. My weekend is when my husband has off. I rarely know what date it is. Instead of having numerous clients I have two very demanding ones...one of which speaks very little English and the other other none at all. Both change their demands often and without telling me...but I am supposed to know anyway. As soon as I learn their list of favorites they change those too. Their wardrobe is ever changing...one of them now demands a choice in the matter of what outfit to wear. I don't work 9am-5pm. I work 9am to 9am. No days off. :) These clients can't be avoided until I am in the mood to deal with them.
(not that I EVER did that with real clients). ;)
I can however wear whatever I want...and drink coffee all day. I can use the rain as an excuse to not leave the house. I have job security. I can't be fired. They have to eat my cooking. We can walk to the park because we want to...have lunch when we are good and ready...and read books all day if we feel like it. We can meet friends for coffee or to spend the morning playing.
I have never loved two clients more. Or been more confused by two either. I have never been as pushed to my limits...good and bad. I have never longed for silence more or loved laughter as much. I have never felt such extremes of success(like when Moses counted from 1-10 for the first time) or failure(when Moses seems to spend more time in time out than playing some days). I have never wanted to succeed so much. I have never wanted to be the best at somethings as much as I do now. I have never had so much to lose.
I have never been more thankful for tiny socks or baby snoring. Or Moses' lisp. Or the way he calls bee's "bum bum bee's". I have never, before now, wondered how much it will cost to feed two teenage boys. These are the details of my new "job". The one that, on paper, you would be crazy to take but the one I know I would be crazy to miss. :)
xo
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12 comments:

Sara Luke said...

Very well written!

Courtney said...

i LOVED that! it's quite a job, huh?!?

Mummy McTavish said...

I loved it! I have been so confused lately wondering if I am the only mummy that doesnt feel like "there must be something more than JUST being mummy" I LOVE BEING MUMMY! It's the most important job in the world and I plan on thriving in it, not just surviving!
Thank you for your perspective right when I needed it!

Margaret said...

It is the best job isn't it?

Trish said...

well said!

plus i wonder what i would be thinking if i ever added a new "client" even more craziness, but i would love to meet a new "client" someday :)

Ben and Taryn said...

I love your insight. I often feel like this is an incredible job that can go either way for me depending on the day. Some days I love it and others I have a harder time. How trusting the Lord must be in me to raise and care for these three sweet spirits. Thanks for always sharing the real and wonderful sides of motherhood. I really enjoy reading it all.

MAXimum MESS said...

Great post! What a sweet picture of that little foot in the stroller!

Chelsea Ling said...

Awwww beautiful post!! I was thinking about motherhood this morning while washing the dishes.. it is so hard but so rewarding, better than any job I have ever had - in ways that I would have never expected before I became a momma.

I also love baby socks, perpetually finding them around lol.

Jamie said...

Great post. I love it and agree with every word.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I want your job. Only with my kid! :-(

*sigh*

So jealous.

A Little Of A Lot said...

Love this post

meg duerksen said...

yes...i am with you!

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