Are you my Mommy?

Are you my Mommy?
Are you my Mommy?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Current Compromise

It has been awhile since I last did any blogging...does that make me a non-practicing blogger at this point?  Maybe....

I have felt great pangs of guilt...that emotion is of course easy as a mother, but I am trying to remind myself of my purposely chosen blogger title. Yes, I am and will continue to be The Compromising Mother.  And one of my biggest compromises is as a wannabe SAHM (stay at home mom...sorry for the silly and confusing acronym, but I think this one is cute and definitely cuter to me who compromised on this one.)  I must be up front and honest here. I am not a SAHM.  In fact, I have 2-4 part time jobs depending on how you look at it and how well you can count.  For the past year, I estimate that I have worked the equivalent of 50% which is higher than what we anticipated.  It has been helpful for many reasons, except the amount of time I get with the amazing and quickly growing Mr. B.  I hate to complain as I keenly know that working moms feel this even worse than me.  The biggest problem has been that my work is very inconsistent. I may go through periods were I do not seem to work much and have freedom to do fun things like actually keep my house clean...haha...and other times where I seem to work too much.  Well, that's where we get to the reason I have been a bit absent as a blogger recently.  I am working more outside the home and in addition I had a slew of projects that I wanted to complete prior to the work hours increasing.  These included and I kid you not, sewing new curtains for 7 doorways or windows, sewing three new sham style pillow covers, hemming about 9 pairs of pants, repairing two pairs of pants, stengthening up my 2 year old diaper inserts that are getting tired, starting the garden, making and labeling fabric draw string bags for little toys for an upcoming vacation, sewing crayon and colored pencil roll up holders for same trip, sewing a new kitchen rug, making a bulletin board for myself (yea, one thing for me!!), purchasing supplies for end of Spring vacation, and used clothes shopping for Mr. B who was looking silly in his high water pants.  I think there was one bad movie rental in there, a lot of chocolate, a little bit of ice cream, and a few fun Mr. B trips to parks and zoos.  Then, add to that  I am deep into busy bag making mode.  They can be a bit of work, but are so awesome. I plan to blog about them, but if you want a sneak peak, check out my board "Cool Kids Stuff" on pinterest.  Did I mention my love of pinterest and how it reminds of my new aspirations or at least makes me feel like one of the cool kids.

Wow, I am a bit tired looking at this blog post and desperately need to go take that shower I prioritized slightly lower than all you readers.  I do not know if that spells love or "compromise" Hmmmm...I will have to get back to you on that one as my run in the park is now demanding.

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