Five Minute Friday: Real

Linking up with Lisa-Jo, The Gypsy Mama, this morning, who says:

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we want to, not because we have to. We write for fun, for joy, for discovery.

We just write without worrying if it’s just write or not.


This has been my first week in a year of not getting up early, getting dressed, packing lunch, kissing boy, driving an hour and working at a “real” job. The one where I walked into an office building and turned on a computer and answered the phone and the email and the urgent requests. The one that made me feel important at times, and validated, and all that external stuff.

This week, I spent my days at home. I wore the same clothes two days in a row. My shirt had yogurt on it, and I stepped in spilled water, multiple times a day.

But I played, and I laughed, and I danced, and I kissed. And I wiped up spills, and I responded to tantrums, and I changed wet pants.

And I was more tired than at the end of those other long days – but different tired. Good tired. Happy tired.



And this job? This is life. This is real.


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9 Responses to Five Minute Friday: Real

  1. This is so. very. true. Being a “stay-home” mom is hard work, but so worth it! I loved your post today!

    Stopping by from Lisa-Jo’s place.

  2. Jodi says:

    I can so relate!!!! So glad you had a good week. I didn’t change my clothes either . .. and had lots of meals on my shirt!!! Thanks for sharing!! I loved that picture!

  3. Dawn Hall says:

    Yes, so real, so true, so beautiful. It passes so quickly, so you must gobble up every moment while you can. Then they get too big to think they need you and you wait for round 2 (grandchildren).

  4. Hannah says:

    heheh i like the sound of this job :)

  5. James says:

    I hear the external validation and importance that comes from the other job but putting aside how great you were there you will be even more awesome at home! And the impact you have their will last a lifetime..