Ha ha ha ha ha.
It’s weekly shopping trip day, and their is inevitably that one person that asks me what I do for a living. Short answer, stay at home mom.
I am the stay at home mom who has raised 4 children to adulthood. Sure, I’ve had failures, some with flair, BUT I’ve had successes too.
When my children were born, I could barely cook a box of hamburger helper. I’m just glad I didn’t burn boiling water!
Now, I’m pretty good at this cooking thing, and my baked goods are pretty good too.
And well, blah blah blah…
So, how do I shorten the point???
I now have created a series of rapid questions, accumulated over the years of experience.
How many children do you have? Do you pay for child care? How often do you eat delivery? How often do you pay for that nicer restaurant with the home cooked meal flavor? Do you have a maid? How much is your dry cleaning? And, how comfortable are you wearing high heels and business suits?
I have 7 amazing children, and no, I didn’t give birth to all of them. I have one amazing grandson I get to see often, and I get to see his momma several times a week. I’m watching her become the amazing woman I’ve always seen inside her waiting to grow, burst out into the world, and become the person she is. I’ve was in attendance when my children were learning to crawl, walk, talk, and so much more.
And, we don’t pay for those services I questioned, because I provide those services. I cook, I clean, I bake, and I love, every minute of it.
Now, how much is that worth???