>I’ve received many kind responses to my latest posts, most of which gently reminded me to count my blessings and enjoy the moment. Cliché, but excellent advice nonetheless. So here I go.
Top 10 reasons I’m grateful to be a stay-at-home parent this year:
10. I can sleep in until 8 or 9 if one or both boys has had a rough night.
9. Each boy and I get to go to a fabulous parent-child class through Bellevue College once a week.
8. I don’t have to spend five nights a week frantically packing lunches and diaper bags.
7. I only have to pump once a day instead of four times.
6. Rather than thinking about lesson plans, I can spend time with my mom discussing her cool doctoral project(s).
5. I’ve had time to discover the wonderful world of blogs and Facebook, all of which have helped me to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and feel closer to my family.
4. I’m able to take a step back and think about what direction I want to take next in my career.
3. Being “free” on weekdays has allowed me to explore the lovely area in which we live: parks, playgrounds, museums, stores, and other fabulous places for families.
2. Instead of grading papers at night or on weekends, I’m able to talk to my sister after she’s had a grueling day at the hospital, or to go visit Xavier when he’s home.
and best of all…
1. I don’t have to ask anyone else how Sebastian or Theo’s day was. I was there for (almost) every giggle, tear, and new discovery.