Could it get any better than this for me? Sitting down to do an arts and crafts project with my kids. Well 3 of the 4 anyway. The oldest is in Florida sunning herself. We did some Mod Podge projects for Father's Day. It was a nice memory. (This is my hubby's office in the garage, pardon the mess)
I can't begin to say how much I am enjoying creating so many great memories with my family. The business is closed, haven't been able to find a job but I confess I don't want one. I love being at home and taking care of my family. We have never been happier and they need me. I need them too.
I'd rather have less stuff and more of them. We do the most random things together and laugh like fools. Can't do that working, or surfing the net, watching TV, etc. I love our impromptu Bible Study sessions too. On the way to Karate lots of times we turn off the radio and I ask if anyone has a question about something in the Bible and then for 20 minutes we discuss it. I just can't believe how much I have been able to teach my kids in doing that. I try it at the house but they can't focus and it's difficult. They are strapped in and focused in the car, plus they really enjoy it. When I was working I never did it because my mind was filled with what I had done at work, what I needed to do at work and what the heck was I going to cook for dinner?
Making memories, that's what I am loving doing. It's usually the small random things we remember the most. Baking a cake with your mom or grandma. An adult holding your hand and taking you someplace special. Being tickled by your dad. Washing the car with your brother and sisters. Popping popcorn and snuggling in to watch a funny movie.
We are having kids over and do you know what they say? They say their parents don't have time to do stuff with them. Lord, I hope my kids never said that about me. Probably did though. I am so happy to have this special time to love on my family so completely. I'd say it's so worth it it's worth downsizing a home and trading in for a cheaper car/SUV if doing so allowed someone to be a stay at home mom. So totally worth it. I wish I had been able to do it years ago. When I'm gone nobody is going to say, "We're going to miss her, she was such a hard worker".
Go have some fun with your kids!! We're going swimming today.