Whew...what a couple of months it's been. I have no idea why I thought it would be a good idea to try and start a blog right before giving birth to my 4th baby. But, she's now reached the 6 month mark and she does let me do things w/o her sitting on my lap occasionally. So, here I am, writing what I can. My older children are running around and around inside the house (sometimes, I think this house isn't big enough). The thing I will have to stuggle with this summer, I think, is letting the older ones go outside by themselves and whether or not the 2.5 yr old can go out with them...because, there is no way I can be outside all day long with him and take care of the baby and do the dishes and the laundry and the cleaning, yadda yadda yadda.
And why is it that we are still in a world where the woman must do all of the above...including the scheduling, gift giving (buying), card making and sending, planning b-days, etc. Do men think about these things?? Do men think, hey, my wife works just as hard as I do (even though she's at home) so I'm gonna pitch in tonight and do some dishes...Well, I know mine doesn't...does yours?? Just because we stay home, doesn't mean we don't work. We all work hard. And, I did work full time after the first kid (ok, that was 8 years ago) but I still had to do the same old 'female' jobs. Isn't marriage and parenting supposed to be team work?? So, I'm gonna have to figure out how to get my husband on board and work as a team, right??
Am going to try and write daily:)
Sincerely, Honest Mommy