Today I decided…

I want to be a stay at home mom.  Just kidding…

We’re expecting high winds and rain, so I worked from home this afternoon.  I picked up my oldest nephew and his friend, and then the three of us headed to the elementary school to pick up the two little ones.  I had fun.  The kids are all a bit insane…running around, talking in funny voices, just being kids.  Sometimes (and I’m ashamed to admit this) their goofiness gets on my nerves.  Today, it made me happy.

The thought–ever so quickly–went through my mind that I would like to be a stay at home mom one day.  But, then I thought of the logistics…the cleaning, the laundry, the cooking…and the thought entered my mind that I would much prefer to be a very successful working woman who can work flexible hours…or who owns her own business. 

I want to raise children who know that women can be feminine and strong–that the two words are not mutually exclusive.  I want my daughters to know that they can do anything and become anything that they want.  I want my sons to be strong men, confident in their masculinity, confident enough to marry a strong woman.

When I see Sarah Palin, I see the type of woman I would like to be.  I could never run for office with the skeletons in the family closet…but you get the idea.  I desire to be a strong woman who knows who she is, who knows what she believes and stands by what she believes.  Sarah Palin is a Christian, but I don’t find her to be the Christian who pushes her values on other people; she wants what is best for the masses.  There have been many misrepresentations of her beliefs in the media, which is to be expected. 

By the way, I found this wonderful website yesterday called factcheck.org.  You can go to that website to check up on all of the “facts,” and I use that term VERY loosely, that are presented in those lovely politial ads.  And, in case you know I’m a card-carrying Republican and don’t trust me, they clear up the misconceptions put out there by the GOP as well 🙂

I love writing.  I never know where I am going to end up when I start.  Kind of like an extended conversation with myself.

End of random post.

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