Right now, I am not working.
Well, at least, not any work that I get paid for. Or any kind of recognition for.
I do house work. And baby work. I'm not gonna lie. I kinda like it. I've decided to make it my full-time gig for awhile. But no one pays me for it. Sad.
And, I knew when we made the decision, that not going back to teaching this year was going to be a bit of a financial stretch for us.
And by stretch, I don't mean like, a nice, giving 'cotton-lycra blend' kind of stretch. I mean like, 'trying to put on your high school jeans and you can't even get them up over your thighs' kinda stretch. A 'somethings gotta be done' kinda stretch.
Which brings us to my new venture. An adventurous venture. Starting next week, I am going to be taking care of two sweet little girls in my home. A darling 2 1/2 year old 'A' and her cutie-pie little sister, 'K', who is almost 3 months old.
Thats right. Two infants and a toddler. With me. All day. All week. All this year. You heard me. Close your mouth. It's not polite to stare.
Now, before you accuse me of having lost my mind, please remember that this arrangement allows us to:
1. Avoid putting Henry in daycare (a huge deal for me) and
2. Continue to live in the manner to which we are accustomed. (read: have shelter and eat food semi-regularly)
Both very good things.
So, it's happening. There's no stopping it. Starting next Tuesday, I will be an all-the-time-momma to Bouncing Baby Boy Henry, and day-time-momma to two Darling Daytime Daughters. That makes three. Three children. Three small children.
It will be great! I can do this! We need the money! Other people take care of three children, and they are fine! It will be great! The girls are so cute! I am making an arts and crafts station in the sunporch for A to play with! It will be great! I can do this! Did I mention the money?! I can tell you all about my funny mishaps on this blog! It will be great! I can do this! A is potty trained already! I really like kids! I'm going to be home anyway, whats a few more kids?! It will be great! I can do this! Yay!!!
Seriously. Have I lost my mind?
You know what? Don't answer that. Just pray for me.