Thursday, September 24, 2009

13 reasons I love being at home

Thursday 13

1. I don't have to pump to feed my baby!

2. I never miss a "first" (smile, step, giggle)

3. I have the primary influence in my kids' lives.

4. When I'm feeling sad/angry/chaotic there's always someone to give me a hug and make me better.

5. My kids will remember me being with them all day, not a stranger.

6. I can homeschool.

7. It saves money (no daycare, gas, car upkeep, etc.)

8. I have time to make a real dinner for my family to sit down and be together every night.

9. I'm the one there answering the questions that come to my child's mind throughout the day.

10. I've learned more patience at home with my children than I ever did anywhere else!

11. I get to play and learn all day--and it's my job!

12. I'm having an opportunity to shape the future of the world (x4!)

13. It's right where God wants me.

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  1. #1 alone is enough to make it worth staying home.

  2. That's an excellent perspective. What do you do when the reason for #4 is one of those sweet little ones whose hugs brighten your day ;0)

  3. i've never been able to stay angry or upset with a child who so easily forgives my mistakes and shortcomings themselves. :)

  4. Great list! I used to try to volunteer at school, a lot; but homeschooling has been way more fun.

    Calico Contemplations


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