Whoever came up with the term “stay at home mom” certainly knew what the hell he/she was saying. As a caregiver of your own children, you really do have to stay at home a lot – either due to commitments or tiredness – and in my case, it seems almost every attempt to be out without children will somehow get botched by something. Or rather, someone.
One or more of the kids will develop some sort of condition which will require me to be around; causing the need to cancel whatever prior appointment I’ve made to escape being “just a mom” for a few hours.
Sometimes I really wonder if there’s ever an end to this.
Which makes me wonder too: Did my mother refuse to be my caregiver because she did not want “stay at home” and be chained down?
This is possibly the worst occupation a woman could choose: No renumeration, no benefits and often not even a word of thanks. I just hope it will pay off eventually like the way it is starting to with Joshua.
God please grant me the virtue of wisdom and patience.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.