Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A little perspective, if you please

I am not a Stay At Home Mom.
I don't do homeschooling, and my house isn't nearly as neat as I wish it were.
  • I work 40+ hours a week in an office in a career.
  • I transport three children to three different places every morning.
  • I pack lunches and supplies for the toddler every weekday morning.
  • I work out (mostly) every weekday morning and once on the weekends.
  • I read at least one book a month (sometimes as much as a book a week, even).
  • I knit. Right now the average is about one project a month, and by project I mean garment.
  • I host friends over at least once a month.
  • My son hosts friends over for D&D about once a week.
  • I drop the teen and 'tween boys at karate four times a week.
  • I play with my daughter one-on-one for an hour while my sons are at karate.
  • I cook, mostly organic, usually scary nutritious, often from scratch (less lately than I used to and less than I would like to).
  • I do laundry and the dishes.
  • I clean bathrooms and floors.
  • I take out the trash.
  • I send email and keep in touch with my friends, both local and long-distance. Even if the message isn't a long one, it is heartfelt and that much comes through.
  • I haven't baked much in the last six weeks, but before that we were making most of our own bread. And soups. And they were amazing.
  • I manage the medical and other appointments for us all.
  • I pay the bills, mostly on time, even.
  • I am working on organizing stuff, and doing a pretty good job of it, but it's not nearly done yet.
  • I decorate for the holidays.

So can I stop giving myself crap now for feeling as though I don't do enough?