This blog post title has dual meaning. In one respect, I’m using it sarcastically as in, “Oh yeah! Being a stay-at-home mom is alllll fun and games!” And in reality, I sat in a meeting this week and said to my employers, “This is harder than any job I’ve ever had! At least with those I could take a lunch break.” But I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. I’m so not. I’m happy. And tired. I’m totally still in the falling in love, smitten stage with being a stay-at-home mom for several reasons:
a. It’s only been a week. What the heck do I know anyway?
b. I have one daughter. People do this with multiples. Not to mention, my daughter is a saint.
c. I have a ton of local support.
d. I wanted this.
So there’s that.
The title of my post also has to do with fun and games, literally and not sarcastically. My new boss is all about fun and games. On her terms, of course! And I best be following her strict rules or I certainly get a talking-to. Never have I had a job with such stern reprimanding. On the other hand, the praise is pretty good…Lots of hugs, kisses and smiles.
On the plane to Florida, Grandma Ruth remarked about the imaginative games Scarlet conjures up with very little material items. Sure I could buy her expensive toys but she tends to really enjoy tiny cocktail napkins and my underwear and sock drawers. Or nothing at all except us.
I should mention that I let her play independently for a few minutes today while on the phone and found her sitting on the couch, the remote in one hand and a bottle of milk in the other. She was reclining in the seat I usually lie in. She looked blissed out. How the heck did she learn how to turn on the TV?
Anyway, here are some photos of fun and games. Cause it’s Friday night and probably -50 degrees tonight. Because my thoughts are scattered on sick friends, the people of Egypt and the glory of a warm bed. And I’ve got no room for anything else. Except dessert.
I bring you…”Trying On A Too Small Hat While Not Wearing a Shirt.”
And, “Finding Dangerous Things On The Floor.” This was some doohicky something or other that had a nail through it.
“Hair Brushing” is a daily game.
And “Window Brushing” too.
Is that underwear around her neck? Why, of course it is!! So. Much. Fun.
Seriously. Still going…
Hey, kid. Anyone ever tell you you could have an underwear modeling career?
You could also model low-rise jeans or Target brand diapers. Nice plumber’s butt.
Next, there’s “Map Reading Using Tissue Paper.” (She’s not impressed)
I figure since you’re wearing the product around your neck, you might as well go shopping for some more.
Shout-out to Amy P. Scarlet still keeps this jingle bell you gave her a few months ago.
Which brings us to “Take Clothes Off and Have Summer Picnic On Heated Kitchen Floor.”
One of Scarlet’s favorite activities, and my least favorite, is “Take Apart Shelf.”
I’m also not a fan of “Hang Upside Down Too Soon After Dinner.” Don’t people follow the 45 minute rule anymore? Sheesh.
Scarlet truly has a nurturing side with her babies. She likes to make sure they’re put safely in infant car seats and are hugged enough.
I saved two of my favorite games for last. “Bath Fun.”
“Please…no bathing pics allowed.”
And lastly, “Wearing Strange Pantaloons On My Head.”
All in a day’s work. I think it’s safe (but early) to say that I love my new job. I hope I’m good at it. If not…this happens: