If I had a penny for every time someone was curious and asked “What do you do all day?”! And there are days I wonder myself “What do I do all day?” Every single day is different, I don’t have a schedule and to be honest most of the time I don’t know what I will be doing in 2 hours, little lone tomorrow or next week!
My job didn’t come with a description, and I never really expected to need one. But when I was asked to write a short bio for myself recently, I was sent into panic mode.
What do I do all day?
How do you put into words what a farm wife and stay-at-home Mom does?
This is what I came up with:
Jennifer Campbell serves in a management position at Campbell Grain & Livestock. Some days she is at the top of the corporate ladder making high-powered decisions about which child’s turn it is feed the calves and what she is fixing for supper. Most days, however, are spent barely hanging on to the bottom rung with one hand while multi-tasking with the other. She is on call 24/7 for parts, rides, hog duty, cattle duty, running equipment, meal preparation and just about any other issue that arises.
She willingly admits that her house is never clean and jumps at any opportunity to help on the farm, which includes not only driving equipment but also pressure washing hog barns, all in the name of getting out of housework. Her dream is to have a home she can pressure wash to keep clean. She also spends an inordinate amount of time on social media sharing the ins and outs of life on the farm.
Jennifer has four children: Chris 47,Chris and Jennifer have three children: Casey, 20, a junior at Iowa State University, Emi Lou,16, sophomore in high school, and Cole, 13-going-on-67, 7th grade. She lives under the illusion she is the parent and raising them but in all reality she knows she has limited control, is in charge of nothing, and kind of prefers it that way.
Jennifer often refers to herself as a firefighter and can often be found running around like a chicken with its head cut off, putting out others’ fires while hers burn out of control.
She has no formal education as none exists for her current position.
Some days I look at my ‘to do’ list and have nothing crossed off – so I start a new list with all the things I did do and then mark them off one by one! No job is easy, my hat is off to every working Mom out there, no matter what that job is or where you do it at. You are an amazing person even if your job doesn’t have a fancy title or description.