Now first off...let me say...I don't think I am any better or worse than any other type of mom out there. I am no June Cleaver. I work hard. Sometimes I feel like it is all a juggling act and all those balls could come crashing down at any moment. My schedule is crazy. But just because I work...I don't want to shortchange my kiddo. She is a dancer through and through and to deprive her of dance would surely equal some sort of torture in her book.
So our days are crazy. I wake up before the chickens and go for a run in the morning. Then I come home and take a shower and wake up my 10 year old girl at 6 AM. I make sure she gets ready while I finish getting ready. Then we grab her backpack, lunch, my lunch, and we are out the door. I drop her off at a neighbors house so she can catch the bus and I leave for work. I am at work by 0640.
My day at work is crazy. I am in the Air Force and I work hard. I deal with crazy situations and sometimes it seems like I have 30 kids here at work. I leave work between 4 PM (1600) and 5 PM (1700) and pick up my kiddo from the Youth Center on base. We rush home on Mondays and Thursday and I warm up leftovers whils she gets dressed for dance...then we race out the door for 2.5 hours of dance. Tuesdays we get to take it a little easier but there is still homework and projects and house cleaning and quality time and all that stuff. Wednesday we don't even go home before dance. Friday's are usually tame. The weekends are crazy.
I have to have everything in my schedule. If it isn't there it doesn't happen. This includes dance, playdates, Mom time, bills, grocery shopping and all of that.
I wouldn't change a thing. Our lives are busy and chaotic but we love it. My daughter is an awesome kid. She is smart, beautiful, and mega talented.
I think most moms with few exceptions work hard to do their best for their family. I don't see why we need to bash anyone for the choice they make.