Monday, October 19, 2009

The Stay at Home Mom

I am a stay at home mom. My kids are all in school, in fact my youngest is in 2nd grade so she's been in school for a while. I am still a stay at home mom. I have my degree in English and before we moved to Arizona I taught 7th grade English and Utah History. We then moved to England and I dabbled in working. I was a substitute teacher and I worked in the Education center on the base. Now we're back to Arizona and I'm back to not working. I don't think I've ever had another stay at home mom ask me what I do all day but I have had a few others wonder.

Today was a prime example of why I don't work. I spent the morning gathering things my husband needed in the colder weather, as well as a colder lab at work, while he's on a business trip. I then drove those items in to town to have the shipping guy at work mail them to him. While running this errand Jackson called to tell me that basketball starts TODAY and he needed his shoes and clothes for after school.

Off to Target I went as he wore his tennis shoes in the river camping with the scouts and he didn't really have the appropriate attire for basketball - he needs new shorts. Easy enough if I had remembered which child I was shopping for and didn't bring home shoes 2 sizes too small. I will exchange them tonight when I need to go back that direction.

Then once I returned home I had to call the guitar teacher. A 3:30 lesson time won't work when the basketball player doesn't get home until after 4:30. Rescheduling to 5:30 on Wednesday was the option.

After I pick up the younger two from school I'll take Jackson's things to him at his school.

I'm not sure how I would manage this all if I did work. And I'm really not sure who made up the term STAY AT HOME mom because I'm hardly ever home.


Christie O. said...

GOD BLESS YOU! i actually really hate it when people ask me what i do all day, because i really have no idea but i know i have no time either and yet i never seem to get anything done either and i always feel swamped.


when the kids get older, i have no idea what will happen but i am sure that my days will fill up just like they do now and just like yours.

Andi said...

I admit to cringing a bit when referring to SAHM. My hubby is a Supply Chain Manager. I joke with him that I do the same thing... just managing our family not missle parts.

Good to see you around the blogs! It will help me to get to know you better, since our paths don't cross that often.

I also taught for quite a few years, maybe we'll have to swap stories. :)