Friday, February 11, 2005

SPRING CLEANING? I think not!

Groundhog day was February 2nd.  Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow which meant that there were 6 more weeks of winter.  Which also means that there are 6 more weeks before I have to start spring cleaning!  Yeah!  I can deal with that.  And how many people do you know who have actually quit their job to accomplish their spring cleaning?  Okay, no, I'm not one of them... but I am quitting.  Actually my intention is to spend more time with my kids.  They have been latch key kids for the past 7 years and spend way too much time indoors while my husband and I are at work.  So... at the end of March I will turn in my 'How May I Help You' vest and concentrate on helping my own children.  Hot meals from scratch verses the old 'heat'n'serve' , I'm looking forward to that.  (Bet you didn't know that I was once an aspirering gourmet?  I've got the cookbooks to prove it!)  If I happen to get a little housework done along the way then that will be great but don't be expecting a Better Homes And Gardens make-over cos it just isn't going to happen.   

Best of all though... the kids will finally get a chance at a real childhood.  For the past few years they have been cooped up in the house while my husband and I were at work.  When we got home it was supper time and homework time, no time to go out and play.  Rocky just recently had to turn down the opportunity to join the Colorado Springs Childrens Chorale because of schedule conflicts.  It broke our hearts to have to say no to something she had worked so hard to get, and even harder was observing the mature manner in which she accepted our explaination even though she was disappointed beyond belief.  Kids should never have to give up on their dreams like that if at all possible.   

My resignation is to make it possible from here on out.  I'm going to be a Mrs. Mom, I'm going to be a SAHM!  And I'm going to go absolutely nuts, I just know it!  Dickidoo is no doubt expecting me to turn into some kind of Martha Stewart clone, but lets get real.  I'm more of a 'Lucy' kind of gal.  But hey, I'll do the Martha Stewart thing if he does the Johnny Depp thing.  I don't even know what the 'Johnny Depp' thing is, I just want him to parade around for me dressed up as a pirate, drinking rum from the bottle and talking all rakish... yeah... I could pretend to be Martha for that!

10 comments:

amy122389 said...

If you start wearing pearls, I'm going to be scared, Dorn.... ::giggle::
~Amy

csandhollow said...

My groundhog did not see his shadow.

trishaham said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful mom you are. I know your children will benefit tremendously by your decision. Just think of the wonderful summer you all will have. And by the way. I think Lucy had it all over Martha Stuart.
God Bless.
TiasNme

schnozbeary said...

Okay, Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean made my heart skip too!!! I, too am an anti-domestic diva....prompted by our many, many moves.....I WILL clean to some degree, but I just cannot see myself creating valentines place cards out of leftover saran wrap and foil....uuuummmmmm.NO.......Penny

purplectigger said...

I know the kids will love you not working. I just hope you don't go crazy in the long run. LOL.
Have a great day.
R.C.

sdoscher458 said...

I can see you in the red wig now..complete with apron! LOL...all kidding aside the kids will love it.  They grow so fast and theyears go so quickly, this will be good for your soul & their growth.....Sandi

mykesmom75 said...

My kind of fantasy,,,,lol   mmmmmmmmmmm Johny Depp.....Not the same around here...lol have fun with the kids....

hestiahomeschool said...

I am so happy for you!!  I love being a SAHM< although I do miss not having money of my own.  The moments you spend with your kids will be worth it!

mzgoochi said...

You'll love staying home Dorn because that gives you more time with us too!!!

clean1096 said...

Congrats on becoming a SAHM you'll love it .....now you'll have more time for lots of things like home canning ...........NOT!!!