by Amy on August 22, 2012

in Family & Friends,Parenting

Nate and I are doing okay this week, at home together. I guess you could say this is sort of an experiment for me in being a stay-at-home mom, except in addition to parenting and taking care of the house, I’m also trying to get in all of my end-of-summer marking and grading and planning for the fall semester, too. It’s challenging, to say the least.

My plans to do all kinds of fun things with Nate during our “staycation” have fallen rather flat so far. I hope next week will be a little bit more fun for us both. Today was better than the last two days have been (meaning we got to do some fun stuff and I didn’t spend all morning working), since this morning our good friends Erica and Avery came over to play. Nate and I have known Avery since she was a newborn, and they’ve been good buddies ever since Erica used to look after Nate starting when he was just 13 months old. Today Erica and I enjoyed our coffee and gabbed our faces off while the kids played in the living room, then the back yard, then the playroom in the basement. Avery knows me as the lady who gives her goldfish crackers. She and Nate shot at each other with water guns and snarfed hot dogs, then begged in unison for brownies. Sometimes being a mom is pretty awesome.

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"Your" Mom August 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Being a Mom, in my opinion is the greatest honour there is on earth. Being Amy’s and Matt’s Mom, is the greatest honour imagineable. I have learned in recent weeks that we moms do not have to have fun stuff planned with our kids in order to be great moms. Whether it be due to the fact that life is busy, complicated or just difficult for various reasons, sometimes we need to have time without them and before we know it, we will appreciate each other more.


Erica August 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

They were so cute together today…..and the brownies were delicious!!! As was my very much anticipated toasted tomato sandwich!!


Deedee Mirisola November 18, 2014 at 11:54 am

for those of us just getting commenced, is there any chance of getting some of your letters mailed in the past?


Miki Schachter November 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm

I’d hope that I am healthy in both mind, body, and spirit. I’d personally love to travel the world with my relatives. That would be beautiful.


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