Thursday, 7 April 2011

Are you working yet?

I get asked if i'm 'working yet?' all the time. Sometime it's just chit chat, sometimes they are clearly thinking I should be planning my return to work, like SOON. I get the feeling that being a stay at home mum these days is viewed as lazy.

I am working by the way. I am working at looking after my children rather than paying someone else to do it. And It's hard. Harder than I thought it would be. Especially when they are miserable or ill. It's all consuming, selfless, exhausting and at times really lonely. I believe in a women's right to choose what is best for them and their family. Work at home or away, we mums are all working really bloody hard...

That said I love it. And this morning while many people were on their way to 'work'. I was having the morning from heaven. I'll be honest it wasn't work. It was easy.

We took our time waking up. The sun was rising and after breakfast. I sat sipping of a cup of tea watching my children explore the morning. Real easy...


Momentary pause to change a very full, very heavy and very stinky nappy (see above)...
Then back to the easy...


 We'll get to the work stuff soon honest...


 The flowers joined us being drawn to but taking their sweet time to unfurl towards the warm Sun...


Is their anything cuter than a vest and wellies?



No wonder people want me to get back to work. How dare I have this much fun on a normal Thursday morning? Hee...


6 comments:

  1. Who said work couldn't be fun! Being a stay at home mom is one of the most important "jobs" in the world. I stayed home with my daughter, and I have never regretted that decision.

    You got some great shots!

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  2. I admire that you are a stay-home mom! I adopted two, and I can attest to the hard parts! But I also think you miss out on some of the most precious moments when you pay someone else to raise your kids, so don't you ever let what other people think get you down. Just look at those little cuties, and remember what you've said in this post.

    Fabulous photography!!!

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  3. oh how I love those sun bursts!

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  4. Motherhood = the toughest job you'll ever love fo sho. I love the photos with the sunspots and your kiddos are magnificent:)

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