Thursday, September 23, 2010

I LOVE MY JOB . . . (Really, I Do!)

10 Reasons Why Being a Stay At Home Mom Rocks!

1.  I get to pick which superhero that I want to be . . . first. ('Cause I'm in charge.)  Depending on my mood (or my PMS level), I can join the dark side and be Darth Vader or if I am climbing the walls, I can be Spiderman.  My favorite is Mrs.  Incredible because, let's face it, she's elastic girl, and what mom wouldn't love that superpower?

2. I get to pick what's for dinner.  So, even if I don't bring home the bacon, I still get to fry it up in the pan, nightly, if I want.  And, breakfast for dinner is, well, yum!

3.  I get to play CSI when I find a dark spot on the carpet.  I swab at it, sniff it, and then finally, taste it.  (And, FYI,  smooshed dark chocolate tastes just as good as unsmooshed dark chocolate.)

4.  I get the opportunity to hear my own voice over and over all day long.  And, who wouldn't want to hear their own voice all day long? 

5.  I get to take baths with boats, Dora the Explorer, and a stray kid or two.  Daily.  Bubbles are purely optional.  They do, however, enhance the experience.

6.  I get to laugh at Martha Stewart's idea of a "good" home. A good home is not perfectly clean and decorated.  Instead, it is a place that has smudgy fingerprints on the wall and glitter in the cracks of the wood floors.  It is a place where laughter is heard and hearts are warm.  That's a "good"  home, Martha!

7.  And speaking of glitter . . .I get to make huge messes with glitter and glue and sparkles, and I have the kids and their art time as an excuse. 

8.  I get to play. Yesterday, we had a water fight in the back yard.  Enough said.

9.  I get paid in hugs and tickles and sloppy wet kisses.  And, payday is every day.

10. I get to experience the world and all of its wonder through my kids' eyes, and that, my friends, is priceless!

*****I am linking this to Mama Kat today!  Hop on over to read more prompts.  :)  Go on.  Go!  


  1. Hi Annie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours made me smile this morning! Those are some great reasons to love your job! :)

  2. Great list!

    Although I'm usually stuck being the Evil Queen!

  3. I love this list but number 6 is my favorite! I almost did this prompt today but I had to do Part 2 of the Halloween story. Maybe next week...

  4. Oh this is so lovely and funny too! I am visiting from Mama Kat's and also have 3 children, but a little younger. I too feel very fortunate to be at home with my children. All the very best, Sarah

  5. Stopping by from SITS. Great list!

  6. I love your list! And what does Martha know? Perfect is overrated...if perfect mean mess-free. Perfectly is perfectly unperfect, if you ask me.

  7. That's the best part -- being in charge -- which is why my office was in my home... The only time the girls didn't like it was when they reached their teen years and would have preferred the house to themselves (yeah, right, like that was going to happen!)...


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