Friday, July 23, 2010

Five Reasons I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom

My mom likes to cut pictures out of magazines and save them.  She is an artist and loves pretty things and saves these for inspiration.  Growing up I loved going through he file folders of clippings.  And a few days ago I found some in my own files.  They were my moms because they are clearly from the 1950's or 1960's.  And the image these portray is as relevant today as they ever were.  They brought to mind my own reasons for being a stay at home mom for the last 20 years.


1. I am perfectly lazy.  I like to sleep in and not wear a bra.  And an employer might frown on that.  But lets face it, I live in Las Vegas so there are lots of jobs where NO bra is a requirement.  

2.  I did not finish my degree so my job choices are limited.   I am a few credits shy of the ever popular Undecided Degree.  I got my Mrs. Degree instead.  I think it pays more and gives me great flexiblity.  

3. I grew up in a very traditional home.  My mom stayed home, my dad worked and was home for a warm meal every night.  I liked the security of that.  While my hubby works long hours, is rarely home for dinner and I do not like to cook, it is the thought that counts.  

4. I want to be the one to ignore my children, put them in time-out, let them eat cold cereal for dinner, drag them to piano lessons, scold them for swearing, and let them go to bed in their swim suits.

5. On August 30, for the first time in 20 years, all six of my kids will be in school full-time.  All day, every day.  I will be home alone to sun bathe, watch Jerry Springer and read my People magazine.  And the complete chaos that ensues after 3:30 pm daily, will be completely worth it.  

Linda

23 comments:

Lisa said...

I love your top 5. I dare say DITTO to every one of them. Especially "it's the thought that counts."

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the list. I'm so jealous all yours will be in school.

shortmama said...

Number 1....so my style or lack of. Except Im not in good old Begas

D & A said...

Okay, where do I sign up for that job?

Cluttered Brain said...

My favorite from your list:
"On August 30, for the first time in 20 years, all six of my kids will be in school full-time. All day, every day. I will be home alone to sun bathe, watch Jerry Springer and read my People magazine. And the complete chaos that ensues after 3:30 pm daily, will be completely worth it."

And then you can walk around braless and eat bonbons and watch trash on TV. Go Linda!!!
don't forget the pink foam curlers in your hair. In case you go out later...

Kristina P. said...

Make sure you add Lifetime to that schedule!

I don't have kids, so that I can swear at other people's children.

Alisha said...

Dude, mine are homeschooled so I get to swear at mine ALL day long! Braless rocks and with the amazing disappearing boobies, I may have a really good reason to go that way.

Saimi said...

Partay baby!! In school full time wow!! I can feel the sun already for ya!!

I suppose the school year will be like your summer vacation!

Momza said...

The freedom that comes when the last one goes to school can only be summed up as EUPHORIA!
Enjoy every stinkin minute!

T said...

I could have written this - for a few minor exceptions:

I only have five children (all in school full time this year!)

I got a job offer... and I think the principal actually did specify that I have to wear a bra. Is that harassment? Because if I could win a harassment suit I'd never have to work (or wear a bra) again.

AB said...

For the first time in 20 years! Then all the time they're in school is called recovery time...you do whatever it takes!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I love that image...it tells it all!

Krista said...

How sad. All my kids are in school and so am I. I wanna be at home, eating bon bons in my bra. I, unfortunately, can't get away with not wearing one. Tripping hazard. So you have my permission to have enough fun for the both of us!

zahirah.com said...

Great list! I loved reason #1, though with six children, I doubt you're lazy at all!

msprimadonna67 said...

Love it!!

Lourie said...

We may be struggling from day to day and our cars are old but I am home with my kids. I love your reasons and most if not all would be mine. My mom worked. And maybe that is why I am home. I hated having her gone. The images you used are perfect and speak volumes!

annie said...

People ask me all the time if I am going to work after my youngest goes to school- why would I want to?!

Peggy K said...

I know this sounds crazy, some might even call this ludicrous, but do share with us the first time you get that feeling of missing them just a bit!

purseblogger said...

I love your Top 5 too. I didn't finish my degree either. I agree with everything you said. My youngest is going into third grade and I'm still having a hard time not having at least one child at home with me. I need a hobby...

grownupforeal said...

I love, love, love your reasons for staying home. I only have one reason that I am NOT a stay-at-home mom...I'm broke therefore I work.

Seriously, you found me on Twitter and now I've found you - and I'm so glad I did.

I hate that I didn't find you early enough to join you on the challenge, my blog could use a boost. For now, I'll live through you (smile).

D. Rene

elesa said...

I love #4. so much.

Garden of Egan said...

That is hilarious!
I love the post.
I hate bras too. I wish I lived in Vegas.

Starving Student Survivor said...

I love the pictures! The grass just has to be greener, doesn't it?

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