It’s nap time and I’m using it to write a blog entry. Nap time is coveted; I wait for it every day. Even though I love to play with my daughter, hear her silly, little laughter, and revel in her joy…. I love it when she’s asleep. I can get my chores done, work out, feed myself leisurely, even ::gasp:: take a shower. The opportunities are endless……. Today, I chose to write a blog.
I have nothing to share except the monotony of my life. I wake up, feed my kid, play with my kid, put her down for a nap, clean, work out, play with my kid some more, feed her again, play even more, feed her again, bathe her, and then put her down to sleep. And then sometimes I cook some more, other times I watch “Jeopardy.” I do this over and over.
It sounds boring, and at times it is, but I really do enjoy it. I was born to be a mom. Motherhood has its challenges, as does everything worthwhile, but it’s not all bad. Sure, it doesn’t offer pay raises (or even pay at all), a fancy office, a bathroom that gets cleaned by a staff (sigh), but the incentive is there. I mean, come on, where else would you get to clean up your boss’s shit… Several times a day?
All joking aside, I am blessed to have a child who challenges me, makes me laugh, loves me unconditionally, and reminds me every day of the innumerable joys the world has to offer. I am lucky enough to have a husband who takes care of us and loves his girls, too. I am rich with love.
I may not have my own company, or a fancy brand that turns my name into a world-wide phenomenon. I don’t have a fast-paced career or expansive set of degrees. What I do have is a little chaos and a lot of love, which is the perfect balance. This is my life, and I am content.