I don't know if any of you other stay-at-home moms have ever felt this way...
It has recently occurred to me that I studied for four years, jumped over all the required college hurdles, graduated with a bachelors degree and paid a small fortune for a "private" education all to be a........ PROFESSIONAL WIPER!!!
That's right........ other women in my "profession" may affectionately refer to themselves as..... a homemaker, housewife, the heart of the home, domestic engineer or even domestic goddess. I however have come to realize that in recent years one of the tasks that has come to define my day to day routine is WIPING!
If I am not wiping one of my kids dairy airs, I am wiping the remnants of every meal off of their faces. If I am not wiping off faces or hands I am wiping off fingerprints and all around grime off of my furniture, countertops, door knobs and even walls.
I am sure that as time passes and my children begin to take on their own "wiping responsibilities", my job description and title will change. Most likely when I am driving them from school, to sports, to youth group and such..... I will look at myself as more of a "taxi driver". I can only imagine what lies ahead of me in the "mom business."I know that each phase seems to have its prominent characteristics and while it may seem like "wiping" is not that desirable of a job.... with the wiping, comes hugs and comfort after wiping away tears. As with all the simple tasks of being a mom, I have the AWESOME privilege of being a part of every second of my kids lives. I get to see their personalities grow and change and their minds develop . I view first hand my girls likes, dislikes, quirks, and loves. I will NEVER take lightly the task of raising my kids and "raising women for the kingdom". There is no other job I would rather have, no other place I would rather be and if given the choice of any "well paying" profession and my current status, I have to say I would choose the wiping hands down.
Our friends the Jacobs are moving into a new house and in order to give her mom and dad a chance to organize and unpack Kate came over to play with the girls today. Bekah was thrilled to have a friend over.
In addition to dress up, doll houses, outside time and coloring, we made cookies and ate quite a bit of sugar. (Sorry Shanna :) )
While in our back yard I pulled a sizable viney weed that resembled a very green wig. Rebekah, always being up for a dare, thought it was hilarious to put the leafy accessory on. However she did not find it at all humorous when a wormy sort of thing began to wriggle down her arm. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK. I of course had to be calm in removing the creepy crawly. But in my head I was thinking..................... EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!! TOO! :)
Look at Bekah's new skill...
We had a day of friends, play, sweets, and fun!
In my professional opinion... A GREAT DAY in the Nelson house! :)