Thankful…. Tuesday?

OHHHH it’s supposed to be thankful Thursday. Right. I forgot. Well hey… I only blog like once every hundred days so forgive me for mixing up the order of things.

I’m done whining.

Remember last week when I was whining? I’m done. Thanks for playing. This week I can’t help but be grateful. For like EVERYTHING. See today my husband drove off to work AGAIN. (I’m not supposed to tell you he left cause that puts me in a danger of a stalker coming to my house so forget I said that. Oh and PS my dog BITES). Anyway he left like he does every week. Sigh. And  I felt pitiful for about five minutes after he left and then I got up and got the baby and we played and we came downstairs and ate. Blueberries. And pineapple. And yogurt. And toast. And it was glorious.

I’m LUCKY. Like so super lucky. Yesterday I read this and she talked about her decision to work and her happiness with it. And it reminded me AGAIN that I don’t wanna. I don’t. I don’t wanna leave my baby. The right thing is different for everyone (and you need to be grown up enough to know what the right thing is and to be able to actually ADMIT it) but the right thing for me is to stay home. And I’m lucky because I know it’s the right thing for other moms to stay home too but they can’t, because they need to EAT AND PAY THE ELECTRICITY (and I used to be that mom). So I’m lucky. We aren’t rich. My husband makes a great living but we aren’t going to Hawaii this summer (or like ever) and my kids all need shorts (because they grow like 2 inches a MONTH) and I have to figure out how to make that happen… but we are not  hungry, our electricity is not shut off. I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to pay the water bill. And I am HOME.

I get to go to coffee and have baby playdates.


I get to shop for yarn.

I get to make things.

(Like this book for Ella)


(LION. Rawr)


(whale with zipper mouth)

(Nemo’s that snap on/off)


(flowers that come off with buttons)


(momma owl with velcro baby hidden inside)

(monkey with peel back banana)

(mama bluebird with her babies that come out of the nest)

(babywearing momma {and under her shirt BOOBIES!})

(Ella likes it)

ALSO this:

Oh also…I get to bake.

Annnd I get to see this:

Every. Single. Day.

Which. Is. Awesome.

I’m so grateful that my husband is not only able but WILLING to leave here every week to go to work so I can STAY HERE. Because here is where I most want to be.


Dear Husband,

Thank you for doing what you do. Day in and day out. Every day. When it’s hard. When it’s easy. On the days you get donuts (or tequila or a full nights sleep) I may be jealous. I may not be able to mask it very well (because sometimes I’m a whiny baby) but I thank you. For being smart and valuable enough that Huge Internet Company will pay you and keep you (and even sometimes take you to the beach.) And for caring that our baby be raised by me while you’re away. While you are gone I will keep the house clean, and the baby alive and (mostly) happy. And wait. For you.

love you for always,

Whiny Wife

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11 Responses to “Thankful…. Tuesday?”
  1. liz says:

    okay that was supposed to be a heart. cuz I heart this post. on my end, it looks like a question mark. i feel better this week as well. Love to you and Matt.

  2. mom of M&MS says:

    Thank you for getting over it and seeing what is really important…I new it was in there

  3. TMae says:

    Did you say you have an ETSY shop? Please tell me you have an ETSY shop. Everyone I know that is having a baby needs a book like Ella’s.

    • Mamatha says:

      Yes, yes, yes, please say you have an ETSY shop. I’d love to buy a book like that for my 10 mo.

      • mommabare says:

        I don’t but not because I wouldn’t make them, it’s because based on how long and how much money it cost to make them I’d have to charge $100 to break even. ANd that’s crazy. lol. The book cost probably $50-65 (the ribbons on page 1 alone were $12 I think). It took me probably 16 hours or so I guess. All told. A long time. I can show you how though :)

  4. Stef says:

    An attitude/perception adjustment can happen in an instant and work wonders. I’m happy you’re happy.

  5. Staci says:

    Today, when Ella crawled and Kelsey and Pey cried…that was a pretty great reminder of how much there is to be thankful for :)

  6. MATT says:

    You’re welcome :)
    I couldn’t do it without the knowledge that you are at home when I get back.

  7. Mamatha says:

    That book is nothing short of amazing! WOW, you’re talented!! Would you consider doing a tutorial?

    Btw, this is my first time here and am I impressed or what! Came here via twitter (@ekwetzel).

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