Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Last Day of Stay-At-Home-Momhood

This is what I made for dinner on my last night of stay-at-home-momhood - a chicken pie with an olive oil mixed herb crust. The outcome certainly paled in comparison to the amount of work put in. Don't think I'll be using this recipe again, or if I do, I'll spice it up with some chili and more spices.

Anyway, I am hanging up and dusting off my apron as I type! *bows and walks off stage*

Heh heh.

What better way to sum up my last 18 months than with a little Dickens eh? To stretch the metaphor, the stay-home-mom/working-mom dichotomy is very much a tale of two cities...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Next time I post, I'll be officially contributing to the economy!


Adora said...

fellow SAHM (it's still 9 feb 2010), i know that beneath that chirpy entry, you must feel a whirlwind of emotions within. you've done so well with jordy and the both of you handled the transition into childcare beautifully. here, have a million big hugs from me!

maree said...

and bringing wee Jordy into this big world has been, & will continue to be, the best of times for all of us...
And how wonderful that you had this time together - Jordy had the bestest of teachers for his first 18 months.
P.S. Happy 18months Jordy!!!

unk Dicko said...

Jordy is one tough,smart cookie...he'll adapt and will likely do well day by day.
You will enjoy and treasure him more in the changing laandscape.