Wednesday, June 13, 2007

now with added mobility.

Before I had Claire I wasn't sure how I felt about being a stay-at-home mom. I knew it would be great for me to be able to be home for all of her firsts, but it was hard for me to imagine spending hours on end with a small person who didn't speak. It was even harder for me to imagine spending all day with a small person who frequently pooped in her pants. There are parts of this job that are incredibly hard. And lonely. There are few pats on the back and even fewer pay raises. I know that quality childcare is out there if I wanted to go back to work. Still, I have come to discover that this is exactly where I want to be. Yesterday, was one of those days that I am reminded why I have chosen to be home.

Sorry for the cruddy quality, but holy cow! My baby can walk!


momaof4 said...

Can you imagine missing that?!!!
It was not long at all and I thought it was great.


Glory Laine said...

Way to go Claire! I am NOT encouraging walking around here!!! Nope. Not. Going. To. Happen.
Now sprinking fairy dust and blow.

Anonymous said...

That was adorable! And not long enough! I would love to see more! What an exciting time! I know being a SAHM is a challenge as I deal with it every day - but it all ends up worth it cause of moments like that! Brayden has the same kitchen toy too! LOL!

Kristin & Brayden

Anonymous said...

I love it! ...and I love your giggle at the end. Reminds me of old times. :)
Congrats on the growing one.
Love, cmhd

Cynthia said...

Aw, this made me a good way, of course:)

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome Claire! She's going to be walking to my house before long, I just know it.

I know what you mean about the SAHM issue. It is so very gratifying, and yet it has challenges beyond compare. It took me at least 2 years to really get the hang of the whole thing, and now I wouldn't go back to work for anything!

Hosmerita said...

Your world will never be the same!
Yay Claire!
As for the lonely part, I am here to be lonely with you. Sorry I didn't get back to you about the clothes. We have had one heck of a week.

Alida said...

Ah, she'll be running in...two weeks? Yeah that's about right!

I loved Becca's comment. I think she' afraid they'll be walking in two different directions.

You hang in there, it's so worth it.