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!