2. I get to be at home with my kids ALL DAY! Yes, I for the most part enjoy spending the entire 10-12 hour days with my little people (and the occasional visit or phone call to a person over the age of 12) and NO I don’t spend all day on the couch eating bon-bons. The kids and are are outside, experimenting, and playing!
3. My house is always messy and I usually don’t mind. As long as the dishes are done and the floor is swept, I can see past the mounds of laundry on the couch and the toy littered carpets. If the true judge of how good a mom was having a dirty house, then I would be awesome! We don’t show you pictures of our dirty dishes here very often, well, because that just isn’t pretty and we LOVE pretty!
4. I get to write here on this blog, The Educators’ Spin On It, with my best friend about being a MOM! Yes, part of what I love about being a mom is being able to share it with others. I’ve been lucky to have babysat for MANY years, had 5+ years of formal education on being a teacher and tons of classroom experience with classrooms full of 26 five year olds. I’d like to think that it has helped me to become a more informed parent and I appreciate the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with you!
5. I’ve had people ask if my kids were always happy. NOPE!
They scream, they cry, they even stop their feet and slam doors.
Most days, I LOVE that my kids have tantrums. Yes, this may sound crazy, but they are very independent thinkers and if I don’t quite get what they are thinking, they let me know it. I remind myself that it is an opportunity to connect with them when they need me the most. Although some-day I hope these toddler tantrums turn into words and discussions, I am thankful to be raising independent thinkers willing to share their most frustrating moments with me. And yes, if you see the image below – he is mad about his shoe being so full of mud that he can’t get it back on (not the mud itself as that, he did that on purpose!)