From the time Hannah was born, I began to realize this whole “stay-at-home-mom” thing is a myth. There is certainly not as much staying at home as I thought, and I only have one child.
Summer was rather quiet, but our fall schedule is gearing up, and we are on the go! I have actually turned down activities because I really do want to preserve the precious “stay-at-home” time and don’t want to overfill the schedule with busy-ness.
Hannah is in preschool on Mondays and Wednesdays, and I was recently recruited to lead a small group Bible study at church on one of those days. I’ve only led Bible studies with high schoolers; adults make me nervous, so I’m hoping this goes okay. Twice a month, on Thursday mornings, we have MOPS (Moms Of Pre-Schoolers). This will be my second year in MOPS, and it’s a lot of fun.
Also starting soon is the Rah-Rah Sisterhood, a ministry that serves the pastors’ wives. There are only a few ladies invited to do it every year, so I’m honored to be joining the team. I’ll be writing encouraging notes to women each month, and next July it will be my turn to make the monthly gift to be distributed to all 18 of the wives (still solidifying ideas, thinking of something lemonade-related).
Between scheduled events, it leaves us time to go to HEB (“ay-chee” as Hannah says) and have some playdates. I tried going grocery shopping while Hannah is at school, but I was very lonely and realized I was talking to myself as I went through the store. Plus, I think going to the store together helps her recognize foods and be more excited about what she’s eating.
While Hannah is at school, Brett and I have scheduled some lunch dates. This works out really well because we don’t have to worry about getting a babysitter, and it’s nice to eat out without managing a high chair, sippy cup, bib, food on the floor, etc. We found a pizza place last week that does slices and yummy salads, so that may be a regular stop for us.
So that’s how our fall is looking. Though it’s still over 100 most days, so it’s not feeling very fall-ish. I’m thankful to be a full-time mom and set our family schedule. We certainly aren’t bored!