Friday, April 29, 2011

Shh... I'm Not Really Here

Working mothers get 3 months of maternity leave from their jobs.  Does it seem fair that stay-at-home mothers don't get the same treatment?  ;)

Here it is, the end of April.  The day outside is a little bleary, if truth be told.  Clouds obscure the sun, and snow drizzles down with barely enough energy to be called snow.  It's like the earth didn't want to get out of bed today.  I know how she feels.  Not that I necessarily feel that way myself, but I've known the feeling in my past.  Just looking outside makes me want to shiver, today.  So, I'm staying inside and breaking my self-imposed maternity leave to give a shout out to the world.

Hello, World!

Sorry.  Just a little programming humor, there.  No, I'm not a programmer.

So, almost two months ago, my life got turned upside-down again.  That's happened a lot in the last few years.  I'm a little dizzy, and completely unaware as to which way is up and whether or not I'm faced that way.  The funny thing is, I barely remember what it was like to have only one child.  Being married with no kids is a fanciful dream.  Being single is almost a complete blur.  Life is weird, huh?

I have decided, though, that it's better with two kids.  I'm not gonna lie- I'm not the world's best mother.  I'm fairly convinced that my kids are never going to accuse me of being over-involved or controlling in their lives.  But, then, to my mind the best parent is one who supports and encourages but mostly leaves alone.  The trouble is that little people require more attention than that.  Constant, mind-numbing, worry-inducing attention.  All I'm sayin' is that it's more fun with two.  It's more of a challenge.  My poor little brain has more to keep track of than just one kid.  No, it's not all fun and games.  No, it's not all sunshine and rainbows.  But it is a little more interesting, a little more engaging, and the future holds a little bit more promise of good times to come, I think.

Okay, there's my spiel.  I'm going back to maternity leave, now. 

Hey, look at that!  It's snack time!  Woohoo!  (Gotta love being a stay-at-home-mom... sometimes.)