Some days I really struggle with being a part time stay at home mom and yesterday was one of those days. While I love my schedule of working three days and getting to stay home with the girls two days a week, there are times when I find myself looking forward to the work days. And admitting that makes me feel so guilty because I KNOW I have a wonderful schedule with the best of both worlds. There are just days (like yesterday) where I feel like our routine is so boring and mundane. As soon as the girls wake up the cycle begins with diaper changes, one of five mealtimes, kitchen clean up, trying to console an emotional toddler during one of her many meltdowns, soothing a tired baby, and the list goes on and on with many things repeated. Of course, I know that is part of motherhood but I think the lesson I am learning is that we need to get out more. I need to stop making excuses and avoiding outings because of how much work it is and just do it! Now that Carly is older it IS easier to take them both places and I always feel better afterward. So my goal today is to go somewhere. Of course this winter weather limits our choices, but I think we will go to the library and let Katie check out some new books.
Welcome to Team Garner, the blog about our family just living life in Bellingham, Washington. We became first time parents when our wonderful daughter, Katie was born on her due date of January 6, 2009. We chose the name Katie in memory of my mom who passed away in 1998. Our second little peanut, Carly Rose was born June 30. Parenthood is an adventure and this is a place for our friends and family to stay in touch with the Garner family happenings.