I work at Michaels (the craft store for those of you who aren’t familiar). I generally love it but, I must say on the days that I have to work I don’t want to leave the kiddos. I like that I can get out and interact with adults and I love that I have made some really good friends there. That is actually where I met Nikki or as you know her diaryofamadcrafter. I worked all day today after getting the kids up, changed, fed, changed again and again. I showered with L in the bathroom and J screaming in his crib, I got dressed in J’s room as I wanted him to see me and not cry and I did my makeup while feeding him and holding his bottle with my chin. Is it wrong that I wish I could shower for 20 minutes and just let the hot water roll off my back…no I don’t think so but, when I look at my quick 3 minute showers and what it means I smile. I love being a mom, I love seeing all the new things that L learns everyday and I am excited to see J start to roll over and realize he has a voice of his own. It’s a great life and me going to work two or three days a week makes me a better mom. I get a break, I miss my babies and I can’t wait to hug and kiss them when I get home. I get to talk to good friends and help people by sharing creative ideas.
So yes, even though I don’t feel like going to work, when I get there it helps me appreciate everything I have.