I wonder how many of my posts start with me saying how overwhelmed I’m feeling?
I am though. Overwhelmed. I’m lucky though, the girls are healthy and happy, we are moving into a beautiful home in a few weeks, Eric has a great job he loves… And me. Hum. I love my girls so much. But I don’t love being a stay at home mom (SAHM). Someone just last night reminded me that being a SAHM is like any other job, it’s not for everyone. In fact, I just got off the phone with our financial advisor, as we’re buying more life insurance. Just what we need. Anyway, on the application our advisor listed my occupation as ‘homemaker’. Is it bad I cringed just a little reading that? One of my first tasks once we are moved is to visit a few daycare centers and get our names on wait lists. But… if it’s anything like here, the wait will be years. Which obviously doesn’t help me anytime soon. And maybe not ever for Nora, since she probably will go to pre-school a year from now. I know, crazy to even think that! Wasn’t she just born???
Movers are scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, as our closing is Friday the 27th. I am excited. I am. But moving is hard. And stressful. We’ve moved a lot. And it never seems to get easier. It’s difficult with kids, as they need so much stuff that can’t be packed. I know, none of this is life or death, but still stressful for me, especially since Eric can’t really help with much.
But again, we have our health, beautiful children, we are blessed. I am thankful. For all the craziness, uncertainly, sleepless nights, poopy diapers, fights for fruit snacks, piles of laundry, hair-pulling, crying, and so much more, I am thankful.