Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thankful for No Job

I don't have to be out of town on business today. I don't have any board meetings. I don't have any pressing deadlines. I don't have to sit in a cubicle. I don't have to carry a briefcase. I don't have to wear a dress and panty-hose. I don't have to clock-in or watch the clock.

I don't have to carpool. I don't have to make my kids get up and dressed and out the door at 7am. I don't have to worry all day about my kids in daycare. I don't have to worry about my job during the night when my daughter spikes a spontaneous fever. I don't have to mask her sniffles with cold medicine and "forget" to tell the sitter. I don't have to put my career pressures on my little kids.

I don't get a paycheck. That's ok. I don't feel underpaid. I work 24 hours a day without a day off, ever. I work when I'm sick. I work when I'm tired. But I don't mind too much and I don't call it work. I don't have a boss; I have two. I love them very much! And, they won't fire me.

I am so very grateful that my husband works two jobs so that I can stay home with our two little daughters. I don't have anything against daycare or babysitters or working mothers, I am just happy to be free from adding all of that to our lives. I don't take these days at home for granted. I love not having a job!


Rebecca said...


Mmom said...

Beautiful thoughts, my dear. You have done all those things and then some, so its time you can just do your Mommy job. You have four beautiful girls to prove your "super Mom" status.

Wolfpak5 said...

You have done both, so enjoy.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Me, too. But, I'd like to be paid cuz this job is hard some days!! :)