Over on Knitty, "Blogstalking" has begun. A different subject is given every week and each blogstalker posts about it. This week's subject is "Who am I?". One of the deepest questions ever posed.
I shall answer simply, using these pictures.
I'm a mommy. These two gorgeous boys are my life since the first one was born a little over 4 years ago. I am a SAHM. It's not easy, in fact it's the hardest job I've ever done. But look at them now. This was taken this morning - see, they're still in their jammies, but they are doing a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle. The youngest gave up on his baby puzzle and moved over to 'help' his older brother. Older brother happily obliged in accepting said 'help'.......
......and here they are completing the puzzle. They were so proud of themselves, and of each other. Teamwork at age 4 and 2.....
I hope I'm a successful mother. Whatever that may be.
And I'm a wife. That's not easy either. Especially with a family to distract you from being a 'life-partner'. I'm lucky that my husband has infinite patience and committment to me. A marriage really is a committment - it's the first thing I think about when times are tough, no matter what, we are facing things together (even when we're on opposite sides of the table).
That's me in relation to my closest family members. But who am I when I'm just me? Well, first and foremost I think I am a knitter and crafter. I learned as a child to knit from my female relatives, then didn't take it up again until my first son was born. I can't see me ever leaving again, I love it (and I have enough yarn to knit for a good million years or so, too!). Other crafts are creeping in on me now too. Like sewing. I've always wanted a sewing machine - I'm only 5'2" so I have a lot of pant legs to take up. I may not ever be Christian Lacroix, but I'd like to be able to make my own clothes - someday.
Before I had my children, I always thought I would want to stay home with them. But after having the first, I struggled with my need to go back to work. To feel useful, in an instantly gratifying, 'that was a productive day at work' kind of a way. Looking after babies never made me feel that useful - I guess the rewards are more long-term. So I'm definitely a worker too.
Other things I am: a friend, a reader, member and helper in a MOMS Club, a sometimes cook, a pretty good driver, a daughter and sister, a shopper (I love to support the retail community :-)), a tea-drinker, tv watching, movie-goer. I have no idea what my 'politics' are - there are things about all parties I like, so I cannot say I'm a republican, democrat, conservative, or labour-ite. Which leads me onto a dreadful thing that I am, that plagues my life. I'm a horrible procrastinator. If only I could make a decision.
Now I'll just read this over three more times before I hit publish.......
p.s. I'm a blogger, yay!!!