I looked at the calendar just now and realized that four years ago today, I quit my day job.
With one month to go until the impending arrival of Thing 2,
I swapped out dress slacks and make up and opted for dress up and make believe.
This is the longest job I’ve ever held.
It’s been the most challenging.
But it’s also been the most rewarding.
Some days start out easy.
Some days start out rough.
Some days get harder later on.
It’s not always pretty.
And it’s not always easy.
Every day is not a picnic.
But we’ve definitely had some fun!
And found ways to keep busy.
And haven’t forgotten to have a sense of humor.
Or how to have a good time.
I need to say thank you to my husband, who eagerly handed over the role as stay at home parent and slogs off to work every day to support us.
I need to say thank you to all my fellow stay at home friends (and their children!) who have helped keep me sane these last four years.
I need to say thank you to the countless family members who stopped by to visit just to say hi, to give me a break or to help keep us from going stir crazy.
And most of all, I need to say thank you to these girls of mine.
For teaching me so much about myself.
And about love.
About keeping the paint up high.
And keeping our standards low.
And most of all, to just go with the flow.
Holy crap. We made it through another day together. Hallelujah.