Domestic Engineer

March 31, 2009

Yesterday was a great day. I woke up earlier than usual…it was around 8 am. I started my daily routine–feed Archer, change Archer, chat with Jackson, bath either both kids or just one (babies don’t need to bath every day), dress everyone, make breakfast, and then start laundry or picking up. Sounds very dull, but I actually enjoy it. After these things are done, we usually leave the house to run an errand or visit the park; whatever we feel like doing. After the outing we sit down for reading time and Jackson gets his nap. I haven’t been able to get Archer to nap with Jackson yet, but that day will come soon. For now, Archer naps in our sling. I plan to use this bit of time to work on my many “projects”. Recently, I’ve decided to learn how to cross stitch. Today was my first attempt to “artsy fartsy up” a onsie. The project has not turned out to be as easy as I wanted, but I will figure it out. My plan is to have onsies and baby shirts for sale at my booth at the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange. I’ll have my Mama Kate’s body care and some handmade knit and cross stitched items.

Anyway, yesterday was the day I truly fell in love with being a stay at home mom. I’ve got what seems like endless quality time with my kids, time to pursue my many creative ideas, time to get the house work done, time to garden, time to grow my business, time to get done whatever it is that I’d like to get done. I am very lucky to be able to do this.

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One Response to “Domestic Engineer”

  1. Penny Lane Says:

    What a blessing! I am not sure if you are aware, but your son’s birth certificate lists your profession as a domestic engineer. For generations and generations, you will be listed on family trees as someone who didn’t just “babysit their kids” but someone who stayed home by choice and made a living at it! You are more precious than rubies!


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