Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Summer Decisions

One of the many reasons I don't think I want the job for which I've interviewed is that it would require me to work far more hours during summer than I usually do.  The more I think about it, the more I want to be home when my kids are working through big questions.  Questions like:

Let's see.  I just used my halloween costume to scare my mom.  Should I try to scare her again in 5 minutes or should I wait 10?
And should I get dressed before I read or after?
Flipflops or bare feet?
Dunk my sister or ... hey, that's not a question.  That's a given!
No, I really, really don't want to miss these big questions and decisions next summer:(

9 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

me agrees time is the one thing that can not be bought or sold or replaced... spend that TIME with those young folk make memories and have FUN!
HUGS Laura

Mental P Mama said...

You will never get that time back....follow your heart.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

I have always worked jobs where I can have my summers off. It's the best memories I have. Not only for you kids, but 'for yourself' too!

Big Hair Envy said...

I work in the summer, but I try to help my daughter when a crisis arises. For example, "Does this dress make me look fat?" (She weighs 98 lbs. and is 16 years old). Or, "When my gas hand is on that little line thingy near E, how much farther can I go?"

Sometimes I feel like I am on Candid Camera!!!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Oh, no arguements here. I don't want to go back to work period. I am thinking about changing my major just so I can be home with the kids longer.

Keeper Of All Things said...

Stay home....they grow up to fast to miss any of it!!!

Karen said...

I've always said you can go get a job any time you want, but you can never go back and watch your kids grow up.

"JEANNELLE" said...

I agree with the previous comments......try to be around for the precious, mundane fun of home-life with kids! They're constantly changing and before you know it.....they're out on their own.

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

I love that you son scared you like that. My son and I have been doing so for years, and I love it. Don't stalk me or knock on my windows and such, but startle the snot out of me, and I LOVE it (the adrenalin rush). Fun summer you're having there... :)