Friday, September 09, 2005

Poor Daddy, he misses everything...

I'm fully aware that I do not hold the all time coveted position, a "Stay at home Mom." Things are much different than they used to be, more equal I guess. Home responsibilities are shared more, the income of the average household today is dual (more so than in days past) hauling kids to their sporting events, practices and riding along on field trips are up for grabs. Who ever is free at the moment gets the privilege of going or has the dreaded task, depending on how you look at it.

In my house things are very traditional, very much a choice that was made. It occurred to me today as I sat in the gymnasium of my son's school among a sea of children, what a great job I have. Exactly how fortunate I am that "I" get to attend special events at school, how "I" am able to go on every field trip, participate in every school or birthday party, dance practice, ball game, just be part of the everyday of my children's lives. It is unimaginable for me to think of having the rolls reversed. For me to go every day out into the world and miss so much of my kids lives and activities. For me to kiss them good bye every morning and expect NOT to see them until at least 6p that evening, incomprehensible. Yet, Daddy does that very thing every single day. Everyday he is out there working for our family making it impossible to do or see what I see, even a little bit. Sure there are things he does get to attend and participate in but they are few and far between.

Honey hard at work!!

So again, I know I may sound a bit on the "Leave it to Beaver" side, so be it. I'm very happy doing what I am and I'm thankful for my hard working husband who makes it possible.

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

-Henry Ford


Blogger The Daily Rant said...

I miss honey!!! Give him LOTS of kisses on that little bean of his!!

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Mellissa said...

No kids here yet, but we're also very traditional. I work part-time from home and keep house, and my husband goes out to work and mows the lawn! But that's the way we like it :o)

11:25 PM  
Blogger kizzie said...

We weren't quite the traditional family, but close. While my children were growing up, I worked third shift and my husband worked first shift. There was someone with the children all day.

My youngest went to day care for 4 hours a day while I got a little nap in.

I got to participate in all the school activities. I missed a lot of sleep over the years, but it was worth it.

4:39 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

how lucky we are! it only gets more interesting- wait till you have to choose whose field trip to go on and who to have lunch with today- it is nice now that they are in 2 different schools but it is alot of running -don't stop - in the long run - the kids love when you are at THERE school and helping THERE class - keep up the good work- i'm all for the volunteer MOM!!!!

12:32 PM  

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