Of course there is ONE ANON answer telling me it's not logical to go to work to have someone else raise my kids. The question is still open, and I know not to expect all positive feedback. But for someone to tell me these are things I should have thought about Before becoming a mother, You have got to be kidding me. My husband and I agreed around the age of 3 our oldest needs to go to daycare, even part time, for the learning and social aspects. I worked in daycare for 3 years as a preschool teacher before being a mental health therapist, before SAHM life. I know it's a hot debate, but I would like to ask this ANON woman, you mean to tell me, you took all your kids to the grocery store, to a car part store, everywhere before they were in school? Or was your husband military and gone for huge chunks of time, or was he home every night to allow you to run an errand or at least shower alone? I guess I'm venting and don't have a question. I just can't believe some people's nerves to tell others, "this is what you should have thought of before becoming a parent" Oh, sorry I didn't read that in parenting 101.
Answer by Groovyflor1 at 5:31 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
"you mean to tell me, you took all your kids to the grocery store, to a car part store, everywhere before they were in school?"
I'm not anon, but my answer to this is YES! I have taken my kids everywhere with me when they were little. No my husband is not in the military, but he does work hard so I don't have to have a job and help support our family financially. I did not go back to work until both of my girls were in school and now that we home school I still take them with me for errands and such. I don't feel like I am being put upon to be their mom, in fact I love it!
I'm not bashing you for your choice, but I don't want to be bashed for mine either.
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