Thursday, February 24, 2011

Life as a Mommy

For a while I've been wanting to write about my life as a "Mommy"...

I've now been living the "Mommy" life for about 8 months now and it is Heaven. While I was pregnant, I tried to picture what it would be like, but it was too hard to imagine. I knew it would be great, but that's about it. I wondered how I would feel not working, not always running around from place to place (well, I still kinda do that) and having to slow down a little bit. As long as I could remember I have been living life in the fast lane. School, work, rehearsals, teaching, directing,'s like the list never ended...

My life right now...I teach about 30 wonderful students voice and piano, I've started a "Fun With Music" class that I teach here at my house once a week (I have bigger plans for that in the future!) I'm still doing some parties/wedding/showers on the side, working for the Town of Apple Valley "part" time, feeding my creative outlet by performing and doing crafts (it sounds so old fashioned, but I LOVE paper! hehe), being a good (or decent haha) house wife by cleaning, cooking, loving etc. and the best part...being a MOM. I guess that still sounds like a lot, but my life really has slowed down!

I spend most of my day just being at home...some days I don't even leave the house! (Well...that's partly because I have students coming to me all day) but I still wouldn't change a thing. Before I was Mom, I couldn't even remember the last time I had a whole day to just be at home. I remember thinking to myself, I can't wait for the day when I get to wake up and think, "All I have to do today is take care of my little boy." Those days have finally come and it's a dream...if I could pick anything else in the world...I wouldn't. This is it.

I love putting everything side and playing with my special little boy. Sometimes he attacks my face, and I could care less that my face ends up covered in slobber, and my hair all messed up. He usually throws up on me once a day, gets crabby whens he's tired, has hated going to sleep in his own bed, but he smiles, laughs, plays, loves his bath time, loves to explore, is curious...he's my little prince...he's perfect. Life as a Mommy...perfect.