First day of break for me has looked like cleaning our bedroom (much overdue), organizing a teeny bit in the playroom, laundry, food in the crockpot, sweeping, cleaning up broken glass and getting cut, stopping a few arguments between the littles, a lot of "pick that up", more laundry, a big plate of nachos, and now some coffee and chill time while the kids eat a super weird lunch. There's still a lot of work to do. I'll get to it eventually...
Ha. ^^^This essentially was the majority of my days, majority of MY LIFE, for 5 years as a stay at home mom.
How is it that all of my kids are school age again? I'm still in disbelief of that! But here we are, they're in school and I work. And honestly, my days feel a lot less weary and drawn out than when I was a SAHM. I think it's my personality type. I am so grateful for the years I could spend with them at home as they grew, but definitely glad to be in this new season. I get to use the skills and gifts God's given me to work with others outside of my home now, and I love it.
I think this reflective post is to say this. I loved being a stay at home mom, despite how incredibly challenging it is, AND I love being a working mom, despite the grind.
HUGE shout out to moms everywhere who hustle for their families in so many different ways.
This is a tough gig, but we're rocking it. :)