Reason 2 for choosing this over the rat race
For thirteen years I've been a stay at home mother. I've raised my kids, watched my nieces and nephews, and being the neighborhood mother. I've been here for sad days, great days, and days we all wish we could forget.
Today was one of the great days. We went on a walk, two miles each way. During our walks every kid gets a grocery bag. Today they each brought three bags. Between myself and the kiddos we had eighteen bags of garbage.
The kids did great at identifying animals, plants, and cars (my personal favorite). It's exciting to watch my kids and nieces and nephews purposely become more aware of the world they live in!