So here I am, detailing the often inane, often insane, but hopefully sometimes (what I feel are) the important thoughts of a mom who still stays at home even though the kids are still teenagers. I wonder how many other moms of teenagers are still at home. It may be my imagination, but I always feel like when I tell someone I’m a stay-at-home mom and then I have to answer the inevitable question “oh, and how old are your kids?”, that I get a certain look. You know the look. The one that says “geez, what? You couldn’t drag yourself back out into the real world and get a real job, so now you’re just clinging desperately to your expired title?” I’m not sure anyone ever gives me that look. It could very well be my own self-deluded persecution. But, I don’t think so. It’s hard to live in a society where making a home is not considered a real job. Oh, there are plenty of people out there giving it lip service, but the undertone is that it’s pathetic that you don’t have a paying job.
Wow! “Bitter much?” you may ask. Don’t worry…this is just one of my negative rants…and there will be others. But, fear not…I can be a happy person too! I actually really love my job of making a home. I may not always be great at it, but that is a day to day thing…and I think the attempts, not necesarily the results are what really makes the home.
So, in the course of a day home alone, there are a lot of thoughts going through my head. Sometimes they are silly little things and sometimes they are deeper. At any rate, that’s what I’ll be blogging about.