Thursday, May 1, 2014

Grateful and Thankful to be a Stay at Home Mom

It's May.... wow. Where has the year gone?

Life as a SAHM doesn't really go any slower than working full-time. I think somehow I thought that by staying home things would just magically slow down and be easier. HAH! FAT CHANCE! "High Five" to all you stay-at-home-moms. I just didn't know until I joined the ranks, LOL.

Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't go back to working full time unless we were going to starve. I so appreciate my husband and how hard he works so that I can be at home. I LOVE being at home with my daughter and it's exactly where I need and want to be.

She's doing so great with her PPCD class at school. We hear new words every week. She's growing up so fast. Her teacher is a Godsend. Monday I go in for her ARD (it's a fancy acronym for something I can't remember, LOL, has to do with her goals) Isn't that sad. I was a public school teacher for eight years, don't have a clue what ARD stands for. Anyway, in addition to her class, I've also implemented a ABA Therapy curriculum that will hopefully help her start noticing some social behaviors she doesn't comprehend yet. Its going really well and I'm so proud of her. We started learning our letters and sounds too and she is doing fabulous. I'm so proud.

It's a lot. Being a stay at home mom, especially a mother of a child with special needs. I'm often overwhelmed and would very much like to drown myself in a box of Godiva truffles some days. Ok, maybe more than just one box, LOL, especially after a major meltdown where I just can't seem to figure out why she's upset. Those are the worst. If she could just tell me what was wrong. I WOULD move heaven and earth to fix it. Thankfully, hugs usually soothe away her frustrations and we can move on. But the frustration lingers for me, because I couldn't solve the problem because I couldn't identify it.

She is the sweetest child on the face of the planet (yes, I am biased) and I love her so much. I wish I had been able to stay at home with her from the beginning, but I'm making up for lost time now and we are developing what I hope will be a long-lasting bond. Some of my favorite moments every day are her coming into my room and climbing in to bed with me in the morning to snuggle. She tells me "good morning" and pats my head and I just thank God for such a gift. She turned 4 last month and I look forward to as many years of "morning snuggles" as I can get.

Krystal Shannan 
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  1. I think you made the right decision, Krystal! What you sacrificed in income will be paid back tenfold with you and your daughter's success and growth! :)


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