I don’t work.

The other morning I was telling Molly we couldn’t see a friend of hers because the friend’s mom was at work.  She laughed and said to me, “Mommy’s don’t work!”  I told her how some Mommy’s do work (meaning outside of the home).  She said, “Mommy’s do not work.  They just stay home.”  I chose not to go into a liturgy about all the work a mom does, all the hours we put in, the mounds of laundry we conquer, the number of meals we serve, and how we never “clock-out.” 

Then, this morning Josh was getting ready to leave.  We are all sad when he leaves each morning because we miss him so much.  I told Molly, “Daddy has to go to work.”  She said, “But you don’t have to go to work.”  I told her, “No, Mama’s work is here.”  She laughed at me again and said, “This isn’t your work.  This is your home.”  Oh dear….I held back again and just told her I was so glad I didn’t have to work, and that I was so glad to just stay at home and play with her.

In actuality, Josh was going to play golf today.  He played yesterday, too.  He hasn’t played in at least 8 months; there just happened to be two tournaments that his boss signed them up for back to back.  Ruby was funny about it and said, “Daddy, why are you playing golf each day?”  

Yeah, Josh just plays golf all day, each day and I just sit around the house playing with kids.  We don’t work.  This is the life.

6 thoughts on “I don’t work.

  1. She doesn’t know that you work because you make it look so easy and have so much fun doing it! That is quite a talent you have!

  2. You are the BEST stay-at-home Mom I know. Thank you for not working outside the home. Thank you for being willing to stay home and take care of my favorite grand children. You have the hardest but most rewarding job in the world. I know it might not always seem rewarding but it is! I love you!!!

  3. Good job holding back. She will know one day :). I remember when I used to think my life would get easy when I could quit my job and stay home with kids …. I don’t know eating bon bons or something. Sheesh… I was wrong!

  4. I just ran across your blog. I put a link on our blog so we can keep up with you guys. You are too funny! I loved reading all your entries. I love how our kids don’t think we “work” some days I feel like all I do is clean up their messes and serve them food!

  5. i’m with dede! what was i thinking?? just kidding! i love being able to stay home and “play” all day with my kids! your kids are the funniest!! 🙂

  6. I work outside of the home and I have said too many times that “I have to go to the office so I can rest.” Sometimes that is the truth!

    But once I get home in the evenings, THEN I can put my feet up and eat those world famous bonbons. Hardy har har!

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