A Mustang in the House...

Such a rough life they had : )
     I want to be a work from home mom sooooo bad. It's all I've wanted to do since I became a mother. About 5 months after JJ was born, Fat Dad got laid off from his job, and was a stay at home dad for a good 6 months before he really started looking for a job. I remember being mad at him for wanting to find a job. No we were not rich, but I was making ends meet, and I was so jealous of the opportunity he was being given that I couldn't understand why he would want to go back to work.

     Unfortunately, being a stay at home parent is my dream not Fat Dad's. For him, while he loved staying home with his son, he wasn't fulfilling his role as "man of the house". After many fights about him wanting to get a job, he finally made me see that while he was living my dream, he was miserable. I realized I was being a more than a little selfish, and the job search began.

     Fast forward, 4 years and another baby later, and being able to stay at home with my babes is still a dream of mine. Only now, as they are getting older, I have also realized that this dream came with a major time frame : ( They really do grow up in the blink of an eye, and I refuse to let this dream slip away from me!

     I will get there! I have cut my hours at the OG in half, and have spent countless nights awake, scrolling through the best data base I know for tips on how to live on less. That data base is, of course, my other mommy bloggers. Mom's are amazing creatures, and what we will do, and do without to be with our babies, and make our family run is truly awesome. Making the impossible possible is just part of being a mother. I will link up some of these amazing moms in another post, but like I said, I've been searching during my insomnia, so right now, I can hardly remember my own blog name : )

     One of the main reasons I cut back my work hours is because at the school JJ is going to, you register yourself as well as your child. You commit to volunteering at least 5 hours back into the school. Parents help with everything there, and I couldn't be happier to know that I can have a hands on spot in my child's education.

     Today was registration day for JJ to go to preschool. I thought I would be a mess, but instead I am so incredibly excited to be a part of this school! I was so worried that my big city schools wouldn't have my small town school spirit. People in the town I'm from bleed blue and orange, and I wanted my kids to know that sense of pride. Today, while I will always be an Eastland Cougar, I will be proud to add Montessori Mustang to my title!
First of many Mustangs to be gracing this blog I'm sure : )

     Without ever even going to the school JJ is proud of it. When people ask him if he's going to kindergarten he says no, I'm going to Montessori : ) I love it! Even though today was only registration, I couldn't get him to leave. He was playing with the legos, and when it was time to go told me no mom, I'm making new friends!

     After registration we went to Walmart, where by the end of the trip, I was re-thinking putting them both up for adoption :) All in all, it was a great day, and even though they are rotten as can be, they are mine, and I love every fantastically rotten second of it!

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  1. I'm in a similar situation... my husband got laid off 2 months ago (little man is 6 months old), so he's playing the role of stay-at-home dad while I work overtime to support the family. I'm grateful for what he does, but so jealous! Trying to figure out how I can be a work-at-home mama, too :)


    1. I have been looking for ways for three years now, and this year I think I finally found my opportunity! I would love to tell you a little more about it if you'd like : ) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. I so understand what you are going through. I made the choice to work at the school my daughters attend so that I could be on the same schedule as them. Fortunately, Hubby makes enough that my meager salary isn't an issue. I hope you find the happy medium you are looking for!

    By the way, I am posting my Sunshine Blogger Award post today-- FINALLY! Thank you again for the nomination! xoxoxox

    1. We are pretty equal in our earnings around here so it will be a big adjustment for us at first, but I know the benefits of me being here will far outweigh the money we aren't making! You are so very welcome, and I am on my way over to read it right now : ) It took me forever to actually write the post, too. I actually have one more that I haven't gotten around to yet!

  3. I just love the way you write! makes me smile ear to ear from the beginning to the end hehehe. I've been a SAHW then and now a SAHM. I had to be one because my husband have a globetrotting job for a career and we are moving every three years from one country to another and it's not so easy looking for a job when you move around alot :( But I didnt like it in the begining but after I have a baby I welcome being a SAHM anytime :) I'm following your blog and twitter for sure! :)) Nice meeting you Melissa:)

    1. Awww... thanks so much! This blog is me in writing so I always love to hear that it makes people smile : ) Hope you enjoy the ride!