Thursday, July 24, 2008

Life doesn't suck as much as I thought Thursday

Since becoming a SAHM I've had a hard time adjusting to the lack of income, grown up time and the ability just to do some things by myself. I used to be able to go to the mall and buy whatever caught my eye. I used to be able to buy a new car every two years. I used to be able to buy department store makeup and not blink an eye at dropping $100+ for a cut and color.

Now, I color my hair at home, rarely buy new clothes for myself and makeup comes from CVS (love my ECB's!). But what I've lost in material things I've gained in happiness.

I have the opportunity to stay at home with my favorite girls and enjoy special moments with them. I have the opportunity to go back to school to complete my degree in education. I've even still gotten a new car. I have a nice house in a nice neighborhood with nice neighbors. Nice huh? I have friends who care, inlaws that help us when we need it and the most awesome parents a girl could ask for. I have a close relationship with my brothers and my sister and their kids. I have a husband who works his butt off at an ungrateful job so that his wife can stay home with the kids and go to school.

I guess when I really think about it, life doesn't suck after all!


Nap Warden said...

Same boat...color in a box, and makeup at Walgreens:)

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

Yup, and I don't regret a drop of boxed hair color either. ;) TOTALLY worth it.

It All Started With a Kiss said...

Yeah, when you really think about it, it's not even a fair trade! :) Being home with my munchkins is sometimes hard, but always fulfilling.

Christie said...

Don't color my hair yet but with the rapidly advancing gray hair count, I will be soon. Still manage to get to the mall occasionally to buy what little makeup I do wear. Usually having the kid strapped to me in a carrier reduces the amount of money spent as H has little interest in makeup counters and the like.

P.S. It is "vacuum". :)