Well I'm just going to get right into this and tell everyone how I feel. Yes, I am a working mom. And yes I hate leaving my child every day. When people I know find out that I work, it's almost like their opinion of me changes. Well let me set some of you straight out there. I don't work because I choose to be away from my child, I work because we have bills to pay and Mitch's paycheck just doesn't quite cover it. Not only that but with the new law about health care law we really wouldn't be able to make it. Which really sucks!!! I would love to stay home everyday with my baby, play and be the kind of mom I want to be. Until things change enough to allow me to stay home I'll be working. And believe me we are both working on making it possible for me to stay home. We as in Mitch and I both hate the fact that we have to drop Reese off with someone and leave him there all day. One of these days I will be able to tell people that I am a stay at home mom but until then I will just have to keep telling people I am a working mom.
Being a stay at home mom was always my dream, I always wanted to be like my mom and stay home and be with my children until they were at school all day. Now that have realized that that dream isn't going to be reality right now I am making the best of it. Being a stay at home mom has to be one of the hardest jobs there is, there are so many things to be done along with all of the things that we need to teach our children. I have always felt like the stay at home mom has received a bad rap for someone that just stays home all day and doesn't do anything. I think that stereotype is completely wrong, if you think about all the people you would have to pay in order to replace a stay at home mom it would be over $100,000.00 a year. You would need a nanny, chef, housekeeper those aren't all of the things that a mom does. Now I will say I do know some stay at home moms who don't do any of those things and all they do all day is indulge in their own wants and wishes. All I will say is that to all of those stay at home moms who are doing it the right way good for you. Living within your means and making it work. I wish Mitch and I would have practiced living on only his income before we had Reese. We got a little to comfortable with having 2 incomes and now we are paying for it.
Can't wait for this time to be over so that I can stay home with my little boy and love on him all day. All I can say is that I am grateful for those who do watch him and show him so much love. I know this was kind of a rambling post but I just had to get my feeling out, I've been thinking about this for so long and just wanted to let everyone know how I felt about it. I so wish I was a stay at home mom and am so jealous of those who are. When I was pregnant everyone kept asking what I was going to do once Reese was here and it broke my heart to tell people that I had to go back to work.