Friday, October 1, 2010

Six Words Friday: For the Record

For the Record

For the record, I am employed
I get paid in hugs, kisses
Dirty Laundry, Dirty Dishes, Dirty Floors
Don't get dirty or clean alone

Writing, Sewing, couponing, volunteering, tutoring, cleaning
Mom is a full-time job

Don't let people tell you differently

I write. I'm good at it.
I went to college for it.
Admit it, I've made you laugh
I have educated and informed you
That makes me a real writer
Plus, sometimes I actually make money

Sewing is an old school skill
Never thought I'd be a seamstress
Never thought my work was good
But it is. People buy it.
The proof is in the profit.

I wanted to be a writer
Now I sew more than write

I was never to be mom
I spent more time as mom
Than on any other job/hobby

Yet somewhere I am mocked, undervalued
Because I am not working/producing
As if 21 hours of labor
(that is total for 6 kids
go ahead hate me for it)
As if bringing 6 brilliant kids
into this world wasn't enough contribution

I am raising them to be:
Smart, Sensitive, hardworking, creative, brilliant, productive

I am taking my intelligence, skills
and teaching. Giving back. Giving forward.

Future generations will call me blessed
Because I have blessed my children
with my time. with my heart.

For the record: I am MOM

6 comments:

  1. You tell 'em! (and have them try to pay someone to do all the things you do, if you can even get them to)

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  2. It's true...I'd say that job was worth atleast 200 grand a year!

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  3. Yeah, all your labor combined was like just ONE of my births. I think I do hate you a little now. :/. LOL

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  4. This post is really incredible!

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  5. That's right! MOM. And working hard.

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  6. Tell it like it is, MOM!
    It's hard work, this mothering gig.

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Thanks and have a great day!