Or being able to pick my preschooler up from camp and play Candyland in the afternoon. It is so fulfilling to have the ability to witness the small "here and now" moments with my children.
Then reality sets in.
I never knew what being tired meant until I stayed home with my preschool-age girls. The days are long. (No I mean loooooooonnnng.) Exhausting, hair pulling, eye rubbing, on your feet all day and desperate for grown up conversation kind of days. After four glorious (yet arduous) weeks of summer vacation, I'm ready to go back to work. I totally suck at being a stay at home mom.
Yes, I love to cook healthy dinners, juice, sometimes bake in the afternoons, plan perfect Pinterest art activities and swim and soak up the Florida sun. But I never knew being home could be so incredibly difficult. I truly believe that staying home with young children is the hardest job... ever. And I only had a small taste of it.
Here are the unexpected real-life challenges I faced at home when I took a hiatus from broadcasting this summer.
Since becoming a mommy five years ago I've worked full-time, I've worked part-time, I've freelanced from home, and in-between I've taken short breaks. But now with two preschool-age children, I am here to tell you... SAHMs rock! And so does summer camp.
I bow down to you moms, and am in awe of your stamina and ability to manage a household. It's amazing that I can juggle several freelance jobs, meal plans, a blog and everyone else's schedule, but never really got the hang of the full-time mom thing. Or maybe I could do it if I really wanted to... but for now I'm happy where we are as a family. Me home a few days a week, and the other time spent working on other creative endeavors.
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