Friday, March 30, 2012

My Birthday Boy and New Possibilities

Happy 5th Birthday Brady! 

Brady wanted to start off the morning with cinnamon rolls and green eggs & ham. (He does like them Sam-I-Am.) He has been counting down to his birthday since the beginning of anxious to grow up.  I would be content with him to stay this age forever...well, maybe not that long.  Jeremy and the boys recently watched the Rocky movies, so it's common to hear Brady singing The Eye of the Tiger and showing off his cool boxing moves.  Hopefully this gets out of his system early.  I don't think I could stand to watch anyone hit my baby, or any of my kids for that matter.  This past week marked a milestone...I registered Brady for kindergarten.  Where did the time go?

When I decided to be a stay-at-home mom, my plan was to start working once the youngest was in school.  Now that the time is drawing near I'm not so sure I want to stick with the original plan!  I like having time to myself to read and do my cleaning/shopping before the kids get home from school.  I like being available to help others during the day.  I like volunteering in my child's classroom and getting to know their friends.  I like SILENCE every now and then.  But it would also be nice to help out financially and get involved in something new.  I'm drawn to look for a job that would be part-time and flexible enough that I could still be home when my kids are home.  Those aren't plentiful, but since it's not a necessity I have time to wait and see what God may bring my way.  I've had people suggest I be a substitute teacher.  The hours and pay would be good.  If kids always behaved and were eager to learn, I might even enjoy it.  Reality: They don't...and I simply don't have the patience for it.  I've had people ask if I would babysit in my home.  This is a tough one because I want to help people out and I'm capable, but I know myself well enough to know that I only like other peoples kids in small doses!  Babysitting full-time is not for me.  So I'm left with no plan....just open to new possibilities.  What does God have in store for me in this next stage of life?  I'm not sure.  And the surprising thing is that I'm not in a hurry to figure it out!  For once I'm content to just wait...

1 comment:

snyderpartyof5 said...

I feel the same way since Allie will be going to kindergarten in the fall. It's bittersweet, yet the freedom (and silence!) sounds very appealing to me right now. How about neither of us get jobs and we can have lunch and go couponing whenever we want! And we could end up on the Extreme Couponing show and be famous!! Let me know if you're in... lol