Some people have mentioned to others in the family that they think I need to go back to work. I've been stressed lately with the two kids (3 and 1) and I hardly have any help. My mother is deceased so the holidays are emotional for me. I got through Easter but now Mother's Day is coming up. I LOVE being home with my kids and I'm so lucky that we are in a position that I can. I am not the most organized person and I get overwhelmed with the amount of housework there is to do (when 3 people are at home most of the day they create quite a mess!), not to mention trying to manage the needs of two little ones and myself. I try my best though and I try not to focus on the things I gave up to do what I really want to do. It just frustrates me that because I have bad days that I'm told to get a job. I mean, are working parents told after a bad day to quit their job and stay home with their kids? It doesn't make sense to me that the reverse logic is acceptable to whoever these people are that think I need to go back to work. The important thing is that my husband & I are OK with the decision but I just wish people would mind their business. Either decision has its difficulties, so this isn't meant to criticize any side. Just that I don't know how to handle people that say and think stupid things.
Good post! And you're absolutely right....of course I can be a little prejudiced since I did the same, stayed at home with my kids, and, of course, you're my much-loved daugter-in-law! In any scenario, when you make a decision, do what's right for you and your family and stick with it. Try to ignore "idiot remarks" as best you can. You know my situation, and yet people tell me maybe you need to volunteer somewhere." Do I seem bored?! I've kept myself busy getting caught up with life and spending time with you and the kids. I'm content and no, I'm not "cured." So if and when we're ready to take on more, WE will make our own decisions, thank you very much.
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