Monday, January 6, 2014

I'm back

So I started this blog and then I got super busy. Revelation #643: don't start a blog and then start your master's degree. I have spent the last 18 months working on my master's, supporting my husband also going back to school, teaching and spending every other second with my two energetic boys. It has been a whirlwind with many ups and downs. I finally graduated so now I have a little more time on my hands, but not much. My boys are getting older and now are getting very busy with school, school activities, sports, friends, etc.  I hope to be able to post more often and hopefully share my adventures with my two boys while still working.

 When I started this blog ages ago, I originally did it out of anger. I saw blog after blog of stay-at-home moms posting how they can be and do so much more with their children. I choose to work but those other blogs made me angry and even slightly guilty; however, in retrospect, I was angry that I felt guilty.  Working is my choice.  Yes, 10 months of the year I am stressed, overworked, drained, etc., but I chose the profession and to stay in it while raising children.  Plus, now that the boys are in school I would've gone back to work anyway (if I had quit for 5ish years).

But, now I can use the blog to journal my many adventures with my boys.  Yes, I work but we keep busy and have fun year round.  Because I work I make sure to spend my precious time with them.

We are just completing our Christmas break and it has been a wonderful two weeks.  I love this time with them.  I always make matching Christmas pjs and the weekend before is a lot of measuring to make sure their pjs fit.  It also reminds me how much they have grown since I remember their previous measurements.  Sigh,  they're getting so big, is my first thought.  My second is I didn't buy enough material.  Since I was finishing my master's program I didn't get to the fabric store until later in the season so it was slim pickings.  We finally decided on some fabric and asked for my estimated yardage.  They didn't have enough so I recalculated and thought that we could make it work.  Well, I was a bit short.  I made it work but don't look at my husbands and my pants closely.  I had to improvise.  Anyway, it is always fun to see their faces when we all get them on Christmas Eve and their eagerness to show everyone our outfits.

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