The downside for you of all this commenting is that I now realize you lovely lurkers are in fact capable of leaving me comments, and therefore I will
(No, really - thank you.) (I'm being serious.) (For once.) (Parentheses)
We - yes, I'm trotting out the Royal We today, because it's Monday - are also testing out something new here this week at Pretty HQ . . . from your recent comments I'm picking up on a number of aspiring stay-at-home moms in the crowd, and I realize that while I've sung the praises of my choice to be a SAHM, I've not done a good job of explaining how my family came to that decision in the first place. Not that the blogosphere is short on SAHMs and our opinions, but I would have loved to have read more from my favorite bloggers about the precision process itself (since I'm obvs. one of your favorites) (obvs.) . . .
. . . this Friday, January 27th, I'm going to post about how I made the decision to stay-at-home, including what I wish I would have known beforehand, and invite any other stay-at-home Operation MILF types (or DILF - we are equal opportunity here at the Pretty!) here to do the same. I'll put up a Linky tool here - or, more accurately, attempt to figure out how those work by Friday - so you can link back to your posts.
(Here's where I wish there was font for "This is not to say that staying at home is the one & only correct parenting decision, not even remotely. It just happens to be the decision that was right for my family, and not necessarily yours, therefore I'm writing about the choice I know. No, really, I bear no judgment here, and you can't make me, nanny nanny boo boo." Any volunteers to work on this for me? Can we get that Sarcasm Font going too?)
If this link-up works out, I'd love to do working mom and cheerfully-child-free versions in the future. Either way, I'm excited to drone on (and on and on) at length about how the Anonymous Husband and I made our choice & read all about yours.
So to review, this Friday + how you decided to be a stay-at-home parent + link-up here = the Awesome
Ok, back in a sec with my actual post of deep significance and global importance . . .