Friday, March 27, 2009


Grumpiness is very contagious-even when it's started by a twelve month old. A couple days ago, MB was very ill. He had his vaccinations the week before and the doctor warned us that it may hit a week later. We had no idea that it would hit this hard. MB had no energy and my heart was breaking for him. He crawled up into my arms and fell asleep on the couch. Unheard of for our non-cuddly boy.

The fever has passed and the energy has returned in the form of 100% Pure Grumpiness.

This morning as MB was at his finest, HeRoos said, "Some days I'm really glad I get to go to work."

I am very grateful for the opportunity that I have to stay home and raise our children but I must admit there are days that I would love to go to work. I may not enjoy it quite as much if I had to. Being a stay at home mom has it's share of challenges.

I think every job has it's share of ups and downs. Today happens to be one of my "downs." A night out with the girls, a hike in the sun, a spa treatment or a day of shopping in Park City (which is a rare desire of mine-to shop) sounds very appealing. Anything to remind me of the individual I was before I became a mother.


Megan said...

I'm sorry, that sounds really rough! Good luck!

Meridee McDermott said...

Oh Jenny - We have all been there at one time or another (if you have kids). It is difficult to be the reponsible one sometimes. Just remember "THis too shall pass". And also -- what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? I know that Destiny has been struggling with the same feelings lately. Hang in there - being a mom isn't for sissies! Love ya. Meridee

The Idahoans said...

I'm so sorry, it is great being a mom- but it can be the hardest job ever! I am discovering that:) Adilyn has been sick, and it is no fun when they are sick- we all suffer:( I hope he gets better soon, so you all can have some peace:) Good luck your in my thoughts!

Kristanne said...

so true, so true. Sometimes being a stay at home mom makes you feel like you have lost who you are, and even more it is so often thankless. BUT wouldn't change it for the world. Now that mine are all in school, I could get a part time job, and I have a hard time motivating my self to want to do that.

Melanie said...

We must be connected. We both had the same day yesterday. How about a "sisters" spa day? Oh, I'm drooling just thinking about it.