6.29.2011

CEO

WOMEN WHO MAKE
A HOUSE A
HOME
MAKE A FAR
GREATER
CONTRIBUTION
TO SOCIETY THEN THOSE
WHO COMMAND LARGE
ARMIES OR STAND AT
THE HEAD OF
IMPRESSIVE CORPORATIONS.

-GORDON B. HINCKLEY

I was driving home from a meeting last Thursday, planning out the rest of our day in my head.

I was calculating the exact time I would need to start dinner in order to be out the door by 3:30 so I could hit the gym before Josie's ballet class.

We'd need to eat as soon as we got home so that we could fit bathtime in before the kid's bedtime.

I knew I needed to finish folding all the laundry and washing the sheets since the next day would be spent working on packing for a trip out of town and the evening was set apart for some quality time with Andrew.

We had parties both Saturday and Sunday so I needed to get gifts.

The next 4 weekends are stacked full of fun stuff with my husband and the week days are full of doctor appointments and meetings to get us set for TPR.

I was thinking of all this on our short, 10 minute car ride home.

And when I reached the end of my Mind Dump, I had to laugh.

I used to think being a Stay At Home Mom was going to free up some of my brain.

But, looking at my life, I'd have to say I am more of a business woman then I ever was in the working world.

So I came up with a list of Job Titles that I am currently holding.

Of course there's the obvious Mother and Wife.

But I'm also a teacher, a laundry mat operator, a counseler, a career advisor, and a travel agent.

I plan meals like an executive chef.  Planning what we eat based around what activities we have each day.

I'm a taxi driver and a personal shopper.

I am a moral compass and a lover.

I am a manicurist, taking care of a total of 60 nails.  Plus a dentist and a hair stylist.

I field phone calls and balance budgets, which pretty much makes me a secertary.

I organize impromptu get togethers, making me an Event Planner.

I'm a photographer.  And a maid.

And most times I feel like a Pack Mule, but I'm not sure if that is a valuable skill or not.

Now that's an impressive resume!

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3 comments:

MyLinda said...

Love it!

Linda Z said...

It is a huge job!! And one you seem to be very good at!! :)

kimmer said...

And you are Really good at it! Finding a balance is not always easy...but you (and your lists) are the best, and you make it all look seamless!