Thursday, May 14, 2009

A New Way of Thinking…

So today I think I realized that I have become consumed by the stay-at-home mom way of thinking. Why, you ask? Because today I found myself pining over a set of plastic drawers to use in a closet. Yep, that’s right – Plastic drawers. Ok, so yes, they’re practical and great for organization in a messy 3-year-old’s room, but PINING over them? Seriously Kristy, get a grip!  (side note: I didn’t buy them. I’m still pining over them.)

In all seriousness though, I’m loving this stay-at-home mom gig. Sure, it has its rough moments (or entire days), but what job doesn’t? At least, on my bad days at this job, I’m still spending the time with my boys – even when they may drive me a little batty. (But then again, let’s not kid ourselves – I’m already a little batty).

And if we need any more proof that I’ve fully submitted to this lifestyle, here are a few more pieces of evidence:

- At the grocery store this week, I was able to get groceries for about 6 dinners, plus breakfast and lunch foods and snacks for about $100 – I nearly did a dance at the cash register upon receiving my total.

- I get more excited about getting new clothes for the boys and getting them dressed, then about getting new clothes for me and getting myself dressed. (Ok, this may also have to do with the current extra inches I’m striving to lose, but still)

- Vacuuming the living room brings me joy.

- Having freshly cleaned kitchen counters makes me practically giddy.

I’m sure I could go on, but I’ll spare you. All this to say, I love my job, even if sometimes I wonder about my new way of thinking. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Six dinners, breakfast, lunch AND snacks for $100??? Can you do a post on how you did it, please, please, pretty please! :O) I can't remember the last time I bought that much food for $100...sure would like to know how you did it.