So here I am-another woman with a ton of things to say. Who am I? I am a mom. That’s all you ask? You’re JUST a mom? JUST a mom? Are you kidding me? You can never be JUST a mom. Because…a mom IS a job! In fact being a mom is the absolute HARDEST job on the planet. If you are not yet a mom yourself, then you probably won’t agree with that statement. Remember when you were a kid and your own mom would say “wait until you have kids of your own!” You know…when she was screaming at you for something you did or didn’t do and “can’t wait” until the day when your own children pay you back for everything you did to your parents when you were a kid? I remember hating to hear my mother say that to me and thinking…”yeah whatever!” Well I AM a mom now and I am here to tell you…now I “get” it! Soooo…. I have decided that my blog is going to be about just how MUCH of a job being a mom really is.
I guess I need to tell you a little bit about me. My name is Gina and I am a thirty-something stay-at-home mother of two boys ages 6 and 3 and they are polar opposites. My 6 year old has the personality of Alex P. Keaton (you remember- Michael J. Fox’s character on the classic ’80’s sitcom Family Ties). Then there’s my 3 year old whom I should have named Dennis -as in the Menace. Ahh yes. It’s never a dull moment in my house! Alex and Dennis consistently keep me on my toes but hey…if nothing else, at least while they’re testing my patience and sanity, they are giving me tons of material to post about. Then there’s my husband aka the Boss, who thinks he controls all aspects of my life including this blog. Ha! I DO let him handle the technical crap that I don’t want to deal with but I only let him so he’ll feel important. But let’s be honest…we all know who the REAL Boss is.
Before I had my first son, I was a middle school teacher. Teaching was the hardest job I’d ever had…until I had kids. However, teaching prepubescent tweens was certainly a good lesson in patience, discipline, and guidance (”training” if you will) for what would later become the teaching job of a lifetime….motherhood.