As the time for Ching to be home from work nears, Noah and I are closing out an great week in a very long summer of the first five years of his life and the end of my dream job - being a stay-at-home mom. I feel like I'll be more of a house wife than SAHM, but it's really just semantics. (Twenty years ago, I would state that my goal was to be a kept woman... being a SAHM is not quite the same thing, heh.)
I've had a hard time this week wondering if I've done a good job. How much more could I have done? What should I have done differently? You know... The result of my work is who Noah is. And although I can't take all the credit, I tend to take quite a bit. He's happy. He's polite. He's just a good kid overall. What more could I ask for?
No, this isn't the end of parenting. But it is the end of this specific phase of life.
We also did the week right. We went to Kids N Motion, Chuck E Cheese, the playground, and the water park. We ate lots of chicken nuggets and french fries and drank lemonade. We watched the Lego Movie a time or two a day. All before Ma got home every evening.
I've told him I'm going to miss him while he's at school. He doesn't know what I mean, really. But I trust he feels it.
5 years ago