Something I am proud off……

Well, I am not going to talk about my kids. Of course I am proud of them, but that’s kinda a given with all of us who have kids, right? So now I am being forced to think outside of the box, and I must say it is a lot harder than I thought.

I do not have a successful career outside of the home that I am proud of.
I do not even have a career.

Let’s see…..there was that one time I managed to get out of an abusive relationship, but, for me that does not seem as much as something I am proud of, it is actually quite embarrassing to talk about….Next!

Before I met my husband I was a single mom w/ two boys. We made it work, is that something I am proud of? Well, kind of, I suppose I was just more in the frame of mine of “You gotta do what you gotta do.”….Next!

Do you see how hard this is?!?!?! Am I the only one having a hard time coming up with something that I am proud of that does not involve the kids?

So I decided I am going to take the easy way out…kind of.

Here is what I am proud of about myself…no one else.

1. I am in charge of our budget, somehow I manage to budget for a family of 6 on one income and still have a little over to save…..and to buy shoes, for me!

2. The only thing I do not do is bring home a paycheck…everything else I do, grocery shopping, budgeting, paying the bills, running the kids around, cooking, cleaning, appointments, the occasional sex with the husband even though I am soooooo not in the mood.

I literally do it all, without a paycheck, and I have not yet had a mental breakdown.

So there ya go…in a nutshell I am proud of the fact that I am still standing, and have not yet been admitted into the local psych ward.

This was a writing prompt from the ever popular The Red Dress Club

“Tell the story (without any trivialization or modesty) of something in your life that you are proud of.”

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8 thoughts on “Something I am proud off……

  1. Funny how we try to define our success with a career outside the home when inside the home we do so much. You should be proud of your budget balancing, care taking, and grocery packing. It is a lot of work and it is all for free.

  2. Dropping by from TRDC! 🙂 I had the same problem. When I first read the prompt, I couldn't think of anything. I couldn't go with motherhood, since I'm not a mom. Now that would be something I'd be proud of. You have every reason to be proud of your career as a wife and a mother! I'm not there yet, but I think motherhood is one of the toughest jobs in the world.

  3. I was stumped, stumped I tell you, but I did come up with something and when writing it (Much like you did) I was saying ..YEP I'm proud of that, it prepared me, it's something I DID.

    I am so bad with money, like BAD and I am so envious and PROUD of you to be able to do all you do. Being a mom is the hardest thing, sometimes I think that I work outside the house because I am the queen of avoidance. So for you to be SO GOOD at it, that's definately something to be super Proud of .

  4. Lol. Ummm, yeah, #2 is the same for me! I was thinking of writing of post of just my usual day and saying I'm proud of that but it didn't seem like much fun. You're post was fun. And even though we don't make money…we work our asses off! 🙂

  5. Give yourself some credit–it sounds like you do a lot and should be proud of anything and everything you do that makes you happy–even your husband on occasion, despite a chronic “headache.” 😉

    It can be hard to think of things according to what will impress people, but I think pride in whatever you do is important. Great post!

    From TRDC.

  6. OK, “just” being a Mom, let alone taking care of all the finances, budgeting, shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, organizing, sorting, maintaining, scheduling, shuttling, mediating, teaching, disciplining, creating, designing, decorating, painting, repairing, gardening, sewing, volunteering, etc., etc. etc….. is more than enough to make any fortune five hundred CEO's head spin!
    Be PROUD, Be Very Proud!

  7. There's no such thing as a stay at home mom who doesn't work. In fact, I'd say you work harder than some folks with dayjobs (careers). You are the ultimate multi-tasker and I agree with Mel, any CEO's head would be spinning (and they have whole teams of people).

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