Thursday, 9 December 2010
Thanks For The Back Up
Thank you ladies for all your kind comments. It meant a lot to me.
Our 'life change' is something that I will continually re-assess. As one commenter mentioned, if it doesn't work out, then you have to change something. If the Doctor struggles at school, or Tiny needs some mama-lovin', then I am prepared to do whatever it takes to be there for them. Our family is the point of this!
I took on this role so that Matt could step out of full-time work, focus on his degree, work part-time and become a teacher. It's something that a lot of people struggle to understand, but for our little family, one of us is always at home with the kids. When I'm home, Matt's at work, and vice-versa. It's the thread that ties us all together. Because of this new arrangement we're leading a simple life, which is another thing people struggle to understand. But for us, family is the reason for being.
Rather than focussing on acquiring things, we're enjoying one another - our lovely little family. What more does one need than a home, food and love? Not a lot, peeps!
It's simple things. And it's not always simple. I'm dogtired at the end of the week, and then Matt goes to work, and I can be a little cranky.
And through all of these changes the smalls have been incredible. Amazing creatures they are. I admire them in so many ways. Resilient little beings.
While I don't think we truly can have it all, and it really is about busting that myth that's perpetuated so that we are burdened by the pressure, the notion that - well she's having it all, but how do I have it all?
You don't need to have it all. You can have a small serve, decide what you like, and then choose to come back for more.
And yes ladies the crux of it is that we can still be awesome mamas.