To all my fellow stay at home parents,
Today was a day that I wished that I had a 9-5. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want one, and I don’t desire to have to go back to that, but I was missing structure, accomplishing a task, and being told what to do… Ok I was missing 2 out of those 3, I’m still lucky enough to be told what to do on a daily bases by my loving wife. I have many great things going on in my life right now, things that I would not trade for anything, however, my days sometimes lack structure and I feel like I accomplish very little. I’m sure this is something many people can relate to.
As a father, there is a lot riding on my role in the family, and It is hard to see concrete proof that I’m accomplishing things I’ve set out for the family, or even for that matter, if I’m even on the right path. In all my other roles in life… Student, athlete, friend, worker, ect… I could tell if I was succeeding or failing but now as a parent it’s hard to tell if the day was a success. All that to say, today I was thankful I’m not working a job at Lowes anymore.
A bad day at home is better than a good day at Lowes.