When I was 6 all I wanted to be was a Mom. It looked like a great gig. It is a great gig! Moms are the keepers of the fun. I don’t know about your house but if I didn’t drag out the rubbermaid tub labeled Easter, fill all of the individual eggs, shop for basket fillers, buy extra eggs for dipping and plan a special dinner – well – it would just be another Sunday. My husband and my son love all of the holiday things that I plan for them just like I loved all of the things my mother planned for me.
I remember the first year after I had my son – I had gone back to work – much to my chagrin. And every time a holiday came I felt rushed and resentful. I didn’t have time to do all of the preparations, and if I made time to do them I was too tired to enjoy them. It wasn’t at all what I thought being a mom was like.
It wasn’t until after I started working out of my home that I realized that being a mom has changed since my mother’s day. And it had changed for the better. Now I understand that I can work fewer hours and work from home, so that I have time to do all of the prep that I want to do. OR I can have someone else do the prep if I don’t want to do it. I can even have groceries delivered to my door if I don’t want to do the shopping. I get to pick and choose what I want to do and what I want done but don’t particularly want to do myself. My mom never had it so good!