I’m Not SuperWoman?!

Hmmm, how should I sum up the week?!  For Kangaroo Mama, the week has been rocky, for Honey, it’s been hectic and for Kiggster, she’s been recovering.  How is one supposed to feel when they find out that their position at their day job was going to get cut but then some people lobbied for their existence, then it was put on the chopping block again and then saved…all in 2 days?!  It feels nice that some people lobbied and believed in my work but man, it sucks to know that there are people that believe my existence is useless and unnecessary!  Should one stay at a job like that know that every move will be judged, weighted, and knit-picked down to the last grain of sand?!  I have to say, I’m not one of those with the strength to hear discouraging news like that and jump into SuperWoman mode and work my bum off to prove them wrong.  At the moment, I am in my grieving stage…actually maybe anger stage.  I am totally demotivated, wondering why I spend precious hours away from my family to be at a place that thinks I’m worthless.

Sorry to start all your weekend with such a discouraging posting but I just had to share a little about my week.  I am not sure what to do, I don’t really want to look for something else because all I really want to do is stay home with Kiggster but we don’t make enough for me to do that and I am the holder of the insurance so if I lose this job, I lose our medical insurance.  I’m more worried for Kiggster on that part than Honey and I since we’d gone without medical insurance for 2 years before (not that I’m recommending it to anyone).  I need a job that allows me to stay home but also makes me money while I’m sleeping…joking (kinda).  I’ve done multi-level marketing before, done sales, but they really didn’t work out for me.  Any ideas for me?!  I guess that’s why I’m hoping to spruce up my blog, get some affiliate links on here so that hopefully one day, it can at least make a little money to help with a small portion of the bills.  I thought about making and selling headbands and accessories but they take a lot of time and these days, I don’t have a lot of time on my hands.  I’m busy enough trying to keep up with birthday gifts that if I was to add making enough accessories to sell…I’d never sleep!  How do you SuperMoms out there do it?!  Have multiple kids, homeschool, cook every meal, run a super successful blog/business/book, spend time with kids and hubby, time for God, time for other family and friends…and gasp, time for yourself?!

Alright, ’nuff about me!  Let’s talk about Kiggster, she’s totally recovered from her fever.  She was back to her playful self again.  She wasn’t in much of an eating mood those two days but I think that might be changing.  She has been growing so much, I don’t even just mean in height, although that’s also changing.  But she’s been a lot more responsive this past week to sign language!  Last Sunday, when we were at the park with all the dogs, she was signing “dog.”  Then lately, she’s been doing the “milk” sign (she didn’t do that before, just whined or giggled when I did it).  But now she does the sign when she wants milk!  Then last night, she was doing the sign for “more” and “banana!”  Not surprised she signed banana first of all the foods because that happens to be her favorite fruit…maybe even food!  She’s been even learning to put away her toys and books when requested.  No she won’t completely clean her room or mess but if you ask her to put something back, she’ll take it and put it back where you requested.  Now if she made a huge mess in the room, her attention span will only last to put about 2 or maybe 3 toys away before she’s onto something else.  That’s huge progress!

That was Kiggster receiving her red envelopes in the morning of Chinese New Year from Honey and I.  She wanted to tear open the envelopes and was just flipping it back and forth in front of her face.  She was cute!

That’s one of her new straw cups that Honey bought her, she loves it!  She’s also wearing one of my headbands, she loves it.  She actually goes into my jewelry box, takes out my headbands and brings them over to me asking me to put it on her (gesturing me I guess is more accurate of a description).  Speaking of jewelry box, I have 1 broken drawer, 2 broken knobs, and lots of broken jewelry, and plenty of jewelry hidden around the house ’cause of Kiggster now.  I think it’s officially become her jewelry box now!
So with that, I leave you by saying, Happy Super Bowl weekend!  Honey and I have a Super Bowl tradition…we like to not go watch the Super Bowl but instead, we go head out into town where we usually stay away from for fear of no parking or too many crowds.  Since everyone is home or indoors watching the game, we usually get front row parking wherever we want to go and we get to enjoy doing stuff without the crowds, lines, etc.  We don’t know where we want to go yet this Sunday but I’m excited!  Any plans for your weekend?!
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  1. Kangaroo Mama says:

    Thanks Jeanna! I know, I wish I was all these people, had extra arms, etc so I could do more, but really, do I need to do more or do everything?! It's my pride I think that wants things that way!

  2. I know how you feel… I think it's just a mom thing. We try to do to much and burn out. I guilty of it a lot. I still consider myself Super Woman and Martha Stewart all rolled up into one. Then something happens around here that makes me realize I was in Lala land and it's really not that way.

    Jeanna / dramaqueenseams.com

  3. Kangaroo Mama says:

    Hi Katy, thanks for stopping by my blog! Totally not too preachy, I need a reality check sometimes. A lot of the WAHM jobs out there aren't even what I'd be interested in doing so I'd probably still be stuck in the same dilemma down the road. It's true, there is that kinda vibe on the internet and I was telling my husband it seemed every blog these days that I was reading, all the kids were being home schooled and the moms somehow found a way to stay at home and make money on the side. It's very true, I'm here at this job for a reason and I need to be grateful that my family has that health insurance and food on the table. Thanks Katy for the words of wisdom and helping me to know there should be no guilt for being a WOHM! Hope we can continue to keep in touch!

  4. Hi there! I'm a new visitor thanks to Blogelina's Twitter party. As a mom of two who has worked outside the home for 8 years at a job that's just so-so, I can tell you that work mates come and go, projects come and go, but the memories of being with your family and watching them grow stay forever. Don't sweat the small stuff (your job right now!). I provide the health insurance, too, and while i might wish for something different, I do find peace in knowing I am at my job for a reason. And there's so much to be proud about in providing for your family and being honest about the pros and cons, too, so that your kids will grow up knowing about the real world! I think you're doing a great job! Hope this wasn't too preachy. I just feel like there's a homeschool-wahm-life-is-great vibes on the internet, and that's not reality for lots of us, nor should it be. :)

  5. Kangaroo Mama says:

    Thanks so much Jody! Hugs and prayers are definitely needed and welcomed-always! It sounds like you have a very busy but fun weekend ahead of you. Sorry about the Packers though! Hope the craft show is successful, would love to see pictures of your set up on your blog-are the art rolls what you'll be selling?!

  6. Kangaroo Mama says:

    Thanks so much Kristi for stopping by and the sweet comment! I am so glad you suggested Miranda, hopefully I'll get to work with her and soon I'll get transferred to my new website! Please give me any feedback you might have on the site and I would love to have you back again!

  7. Hugs to you. I wish I had some suggestions on the job front, but I'll send a few prayers your way. I too wonder how to do it all. :) Our weekend includes a craft show tomorrow and a Super Bowl party on Sunday – a family tradition that will be much less exciting than last year as our beloved Packers won't be playing.

  8. Hi! Thank you for stopping by my website the other day. I love your site super cute! Can't wait to read more from you.

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