7.20.2012

A different kind of work


As of today, I am no longer a "working mom", just a mom who gets to stay at home, cuddle with my cute baby, cook and clean, (or not) and, if I so choose, hang out in my pj's all day long, simply, because I can! I no longer have outside obligations to attend to. I have mixed emotions about this, mostly because the thought of being on a "budget" makes me a little queasy, and the thought of no longer having an income is slightly depressing. Unfortunately, there are a few articles of clothing that will now have to wait to be hung in my closet! Sad day! I hate budgets. I love clothes. And vacations. And going out to dinner. And and and... 

It's a good thing I also love couponing!

I knew this day was coming, I just didn't know when, or how soon after having the little one it would happen. I hoped to make working work, but, as life has it, things don't always work out the way we plan, and sacrificing a little extra cash flow, for the sake of taking care of my baby, well, it's pretty much the perfect trade.

I left one job, to fully embrace another job, the best job there is, that of being a mother. And while I never truly loved working, maybe it's because I never had my dream job, (I like to tell myself that one day I'll work for the secret service) I also never really wanted to be a stay at home mom, either. Part of me wants to work. My mom did it, and even though she hated that she had to work while we were younger, I constantly tell her over and over again, I truly believe her working is what made her the best mom I could have ever asked for. I've never met someone who knows how to prioritize their time better than she does. She was and is the best mom there is! But, as it turns out, right now the thought of just being a mom is the best thought there is. My role at home is just where I belong, and I'm ok with that. Yes, I'm just a stay at home mom for now, and that's just the way it should be for the time being.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to sit back, relax, and enjoy fully embracing my new job as a mother, and hope the next 10 months of limited income treat us right. If not, at least I have a cute baby to cuddle with, and somehow that seems to be enough to get by. 

7 comments:

Brittany said...

Budgeting is hard--but realistically, hopefully you'll stick to a budget the rest of your life. But also hopefully it'll just be a bigger budget!

I had a hard time leaving work and I still have a hard time with it sometimes. But, you do what you gotta do. Maybe some day you can work for the Secret Service and I can work for the White House again, but for now at least we have cute "bosses."

Joy said...

AWWW...snuggle him and kiss him and know that it'll work out.

JazznJenna said...

I think about work sometimes, and would of course enjoy all of the perks to having a second income. There are some jobs out there that I would really enjoy and be good at. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom though, and I love it. The best part about it of all, is seeing what great kids I have. I know that they would be great anyway, even if I didn't stay home, but I strongly believe that a part of their awesome personalities is thanks to all of the nurturing that I've been able to do provide for them (with the support of their awesome dad). I wouldn't trade their kind of upbringing for any other job in the world. I was blessed to have it, and I'm so glad my kids get to have their mom always home where they need her. Preston will be so blessed for your sacrifices, and you will get to treasure your whole journey with him along the way. Yay for you!

Elise said...

I love this. Something I am wrestling with at the moment, good to hear your thoughts. Your little guy is adorable, by the way!

AJ Candrian said...

Now you can be your own boss, right? You're doing a great job. I'm happy to pass you some of my clothes I don't wear. I have too many.

Mandy said...

I'm so glad to find your blog...it's adorable!! And, I can COMPLETELY relate with everything in here...except now I have no desire to work again where before I thought I would. :) I too am a coupon-er...I used to be more into than I am now; but, am needing to get into it since everything is WAY more pricey here at the store.....I relate to the limited budget, limited shopping, etc...but life is still good. :) We'll have to share deals together--that's always the best with fellow couponers. :)

Cynthia Lovell said...

Love you blog!!! It was so nice to be with you and John and Preston this weekend! The blessing John gave was Wonderful!!! Life is all about "choices" and I couldn't imagine taking that Darling baby to someone else everyday and let them experience his growing up!!!
It's Hard, but I applaud your Choice!!