A Naughty Blogger on Kids...
|Oh how I long for a simpler time...|
I've been a naughty blogger.
No, not the kind who needs another dip in the baptism fount, but one who has been too busy to update a post. I haven't even turned on the computer in over a week! (I think I heard gasps...)
Normally, taking a few days (or more) to get the kiddies off to school and adjusted to the new, busier fall schedule would give me guilt. I'd feel like I was a "career" failure.
But not this year.
This year, I am hearing far too often, "What's wrong with the kids these days?"
And I have to stop and count my blessings as I realize the time I take out of my schedule to help with school projects, homework, and sports isn't time wasted.
As a matter of fact, I believe it's one of the greatest investments of energy I will ever make.
My kids come first. Their lives, their happiness...those aren't just things I concern myself with when I have some spare time. They are a priority I schedule first.
Doing the Mom (or Dad!) thing isn't at all glamorous. It comes with little glory- the pay is crap. The hours are long. There are rarely many thank-you's....
But! In the end, I will rest better knowing: "I did right by my kids."
And they may one day thank me by putting me the very best nursing home my money can buy.
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