On Monday we went to the National Museum of Natural History in the morning. That's a great place. Ruby loved all the 'stuffed animals,' especially and including the giant elephant and the giraffe. I even had a great time down there.
- Lesson number one: Being a stay at home mom is much more enjoyable when both the kids and the parents are interested in the activity. It would have been a long day at the museum if it had not been so fascinating.
Wednesday was the Fourth, so Father Jeff was home and we went out separate ways- me to a BBQ and them to a parade.
Thursday we went to the Hirshorn Museum of Modern Art and rode the carousel on the Mall. It was also delightful.
- Second lesson: DC is a great place to be a stay at home mom. There is so much free stuff and so much outdoors or indoors stuff to do. How's your city compare?
- Lesson Three: Stay at home moms work hard. Kids are ever needy, and there is no shortage of tasks to accomplish. Sure there's some perks like hanging out in museums all morning and napping in the afternoon, but all in all it's a no break job. There's no rest for a stay at home mom.
- 4th Lesson: It's absolutely necessary to get out of the house every day. Even if it's just a walk around the neighborhood, getting out of the house at least once a day is a must.
It was a great experience for me, and now I'm much more in tune with all you stay at home moms.