I did not win the lottery over the weekend, but that is not why I won’t be quitting my day job.
I won’t be quitting because it is what I LOVE. I knew again, for certain, that this is what I want to be doing when I woke up this morning and smiled because I was going to spend my day with Mr. Man, Miss Thang and later Princess Smiles A Lot. Never mind that our central air is out, and we are surviving with fans. I can live with that, we never had central air when I was growing up and so honestly this is really not that big a deal. I couldn’t wait to get moving and wait for them to arrive.
In the midst of dirty diapers, sippy cups, mangled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, there are countless hugs, smiles and giggles. Moments of discovery with something new and tasty to eat, singing along with favorite kiddie shows, and sleeping angels at nap time. Miss Marti enjoys what she is doing.
I am able to read, or write blog posts. I am working my Avon business, slowly but steadily. I build with giant Lego blocks, color, draw on the driveway with sidewalk chalk, blow bubbles and wipe noses, dance and laugh with a toddler, and when I am sleepy I can take a nap when the little ones take theirs. In the summer I’ll work with the Princess to keep her reading, writing and math skills sharp, and I will take the kids to swim at my brother’s, which means while playing I’ll be working on my free tan.
When in my house I clean, do dishes, change out the litter box, do the household laundry, and at the end of the day I am tired when I crawl into my bed, but I feel very accomplished!
I am looking forward to the newborn I will take on at the end of the summer as well.
This is, without a doubt, the best and my most favorite line of employment that I have ever had! 🙂