I know, I know….it’s supposed to be the dream to be able to be a stay at home mom. There are people that will disagree with me, but it’s been kind of glorified as of late. A lot of moms I know would love to stay at home with their kids. They would love to be able to be with them 24/7. This may make me sound like a bad mom…but I don’t.
I wanted to get in the office and tackle the to-do list I knew was waiting for me. I wanted time without screaming and crying to think. I wanted to eat my lunch at lunchtime, not whenever Abbie decided to give me a break. I missed my coworkers, I missed the news of what was going on in the office. I missed my drive to work, my morning coffee, and my to-do lists. I missed work while I was home with my baby.
|Making mischief with her pal Justin at our playdate yesterday|
If we won the lottery tomorrow? I know I’d still work in some capacity. I’d still need that sense of accomplishment that’s mine and mine alone. One that’s tied to only myself and not my family. People say you can’t have it all, and have been saying that for ages. I disagree – I think you CAN have it all, but ALL is different for everyone. You have to define what “all” means to you. My all includes working, a family, and time for myself. Yours might include staying home with your kids. Someone else’s may not include kids but may include a houseful of pets.
|This was yesterday’s meltdown…also seen on instagram. No clue what she was upset about!|