This was my last day of work one year ago today. I remember driving home with such mixed emotions. I had worked since I was 16, and even before that I was babysitting. What was I getting myself into?
It was a huge change for me, one that I wasn't sure was for me, but something I felt I needed to do. I've said all along that I can always go back to work, I can never get this time back with my kids. They are only little once.
And today, I can say I'm so happy I took the leap of faith and stayed home. Yes, there are days that I'd rather be sipping coffee in a quiet car commuting to work versus reheating the same cup three times because this or that has interrupted that simple enjoyment.
This is the hardest job I've ever had, but also the most rewarding. I always wanted a job that would challenge me and keep me busy all day long. I finally got it:) The pay isn't as nice, but a pretty nice benefit package.
I got to see William's first steps on Tuesday. And it wasn't just the two steps that he took that made me smile, it was watching how proud Lauren was of her little brother too.
I get to see it all folks...the good, the bad, and sometimes ugly. I usually don't share the ugly, it would probably deter some of my readers from even becoming parents:)
We made it kids!