Saturday, November 15, 2008

am I weird?

Wait. Don't answer that.

Yesterday I ran into work for about an hour and a half (because I had to) and I mentioned how I was torn: I hate to pull PTO (which is silly, I know--I should be grateful to have it!) but at the same time I wanted to hurry home because I felt badly for my son, who is getting bored over being laid up after surgery.


A comment was made about my kid being old enough I didn't need to entertain him. I replied that I wanted to be home and that I did have a lot to do.

By the time I got home some of Z~'s friends had dropped by and they were all hanging out in my living room. (So I would have been perfectly fine staying at work.)

I offered them food. We visited while I went through the mail and cleaned up the dining room. And I realized it wasn't about my feeling the need to entertain. I really do want to be home when my kids are home.

I like spending time with my kids.

Is that so weird?

10 comments:

b. said...

No.
I so get it.

cabesh said...

No. I think it's weird when people don't want to be with their kids. That's why I don't send mine to pre-school. I like my kids.

AzĂșcar said...

Only to people who don't have children--like most of the people you work with...

Lisa said...

I am home 99% of the time my kids are here. For several reasons. But I love it. I want to be here and I think it is the best choice there is!!

dalene said...

Actually, this came from another mother, someone with kids my age. Which is why I was so surprised.

wendysue said...

In the world these days, yes, it's weird, that's why the world is the way it is. Good for you.

Happy Harrison said...

yep!....Ha, Ha, just kidding. Last night I had a dream that I got called on another mission, and I was so sad that I had to leave Sunshine. I'm glad at least subconsciencely I don't want to leave her.

jwc said...

i just found your blog... i think you commented over at *design mom* ... and i have to tell you - i think i'm in love. (:

cannot wait to read more of your posts and feel inspired by your LOVE for mothering.

i have a 7 year old daughter... i need all the advice i can get. (:

jen

dalene said...

Happy Harrison--I still have that dream. It's a little freaky!

jwc--welcome. And good luck!

Geo said...

You aren't weird to this person w/o children.