|We are second in the carpool line!|
For some one who has always worked full time and overtime this is a whole different lifestyle for me. Honestly, it is one I feel that I have stepped into excitedly with only a tad bit of uncertainty. I am excited that I can enjoy, slowing down long enough to play with my kids after school and not have to worry about the hustle of getting home, getting dinner prepared, kids fed, and bathe and bedded only so that I can continue the day's work while sitting in the bed. I am excited to think that dinner does not have to be full speed ahead, but well thought out and prepared with love. I am no longer over exhausted, over worked or overlooked. I can smile at my husband, wait patiently as he talks about his day, repeat for the thousandth time what I just said and fold the clothes after they have been washed.
There is at least one room in my house that remains tidy, our bed is made daily, I now stop moving long enough to pick things up off the floor and even put them where they belong. I am amazed at how I ever had time to work. I love this new life and realize that I will have to make some sacrifices if it is to continue, but three weeks into it, I would say, I am ready to do what I have to do. Even if that means cutting in front of some over achiever mom trying to be first through fifth in the car pool line ahead of me. Not on my watch!