Thursday, November 4, 2010
I have to admit that before I had my daughter, I never put much thought into how hard stay-at-home moms worked or how much there really was to do. I thought that it was all fun playing and lots of down time while they napped or played with their friends.
When I found out I was losing my job in July, I decided to take the summer off and spend it with my daughter I thought how hard can it be to play stay at home mom for a couple months, I will have tons of time to catch up on my blogging and do projects around the house that I have been wanting to do for years now.
Little did I know that being a stay at home mom is REALLY hard. Maybe it will get easier as I figure out how to balance my time but YIKES. Some days it is so stressful (she is really good at trying my limited patience) that I want to go get a job right then, any job will do. But then other times, I couldn't imaging going back to work and wish I could be home all the time with her.
I love being home with my little girl but I know that me not working is taking a toll on my family's finances so I will need to get a job but I am having a hard time coping with leaving her. I am also having a hard time with not working, I have been working since I was 16 and it is difficult for me to depend on my husband to bring in the money we need. Not that he can not do it, I just do not deal well with not feeling independent and pulling my weight in the relationship.
Since I am so terrible at the housework and can barley cook, I can not classify myself as a stay at home mom, I am simply unemployed person who spends the day with her daughter.
I have so much more respect and understanding for Stay and Home Moms and want to tell you, you are not paid enough for all you do!