01 March 2008

Mommy Time

When Andy and I started out family, we knew I would stay home with our children. At the time, I was excited to be ending teaching in the public school system. That is a story for another day. Suffice it to say, I was a good teacher, and loved the students, but for me, the public school system was just way too political.

Andy used to say he worried about me being bored because I was home. With 3 boys, there is rarely boredom. There can be, however, a lot of chaos. It gets especially bad during the winter, and this year has been a doozie! We have had right around 80 inches of snow this winter-far more than we have had in years. We have been cooped up a lot-not good for a stay-at-home Mom who also works from home. This past week was particularly bad. Andy had to work late a couple of nights which meant that I didn't have the help that I have come to depend on at bedtime. By Friday, I really felt like I was climbing the walls. So, today I had some Mommy time!

I was able to do something that I have wanted to for years. I went and signed up for a cake decorating class. This is something I have always wanted to learn for myself and my family. In fact, about a year ago I suggested it to a friend to try. She is another stay-at-home Mom, and I was trying to give her some ideas to keep busy and maybe pull in a little extra cash. She is doing really well at it, and I do think that she will succeed in this endeavor. For me, though, I don't want to do it as a business venture. I just want to do it for me. I used to think that when people talked about Mommy time or making time for themselves that they were being selfish, but, boy, do I get it now! I need this for some sanity, and I am really excited about it! I think that my boys will be very excited with the results: leftovers!


Sydney said...

I'm so proud of you for signing up for this class! Every now and then you have to take time for yourself. I think this is going to be a great way for you to get a little "me time." Plus it's something you've always wanted to do. I hope you have a blast, and can't wait to hear all about it!

writermom said...

I forgot to ask you about this on Tuesday! Sure enjoyed the time we had to catch up and talk politics and religion! Hope it's fun. You'll have lucky boys with cakes made to order!