So now that I’m about 3.5 months into this new phase of life as a stay-at-home mom, I have some random thoughts. What I don’t have, however, is the mental energy to document them all in lovely paragraphs with pretty words and cute pinterest-friendly graphics.
But I still want to share my thoughts. Mostly for myself. Because it’s good to reflect on life and ask yourself how it’s going.
The thing that I’m loving about life right now is the pace. It is WAYYYY less stressful being a stay-at-home mom. (For me. Right now. You might be a different story, but this is my story at this time).
Our daily schedule is pretty uncommitted. 3 afternoons a week, one of the boys has pre-school. Once a week, I have a morning Bible Study, but that’s optional. Two other times a month, I attend (or will attend) MOPS. That’s also optional. It’s heavenly.
There’s no rush to get the boys up and ready in the morning.
There’s no rush to fit in 40 hours of work during the typical 9-to-5 workweek.
There’s no rush to get to the daycare to pick up the 3 boys.
There’s no rush to get the needed information from their daycare teachers on how their days went.
There’s no rush to get home and get dinner on the table before HANGRY hits the family.
There’s no rush to get them into bed ASAP because 6:00 a.m. comes early.
The boys still go to bed by 7:00 p.m. (except the baby – he’s a little more loose with his bedtime). But they wake up when they want to. They get dressed as our schedule dictates. If someone needs extra time to sleep, they can have it. If someone needs an extra or an early nap, they can have it. If someone needs some dedicated potty training time, they can have it. If I want to cook a meal that takes just 4 hours in the crockpot, no problem.
The pace of life is just so nice.