Right now, I feel disrespected. I feel like the whole world thinks if you dont make money you are worthless.
I work from the minuet i get up to the minuet i go to bed. I get a few minuets to myself here and there. Like when my kid naps for all of an hour after i spent an hour and a half putting her down. No, I don't bring home a paycheck and i don't clock out at the end of the day. I do every chore in the house. Everything. I cook, do all the shopping, i care for our daughter and sometimes, i get a minuet to take care of myself.
Don't get me wrong. I love my child. I wouldn't trade my job for anything in the world. Getting to see her every milestone, every first, is priceless. For me, there's no paycheck that would be worth missing all that i get to experience with her.
The outside world though, has no respect for SAHM's. Their judgment rubs off on me and i start to think they might be right. Then i wonder, well what is success? I'm doing what i always dreamed to do. I'm really good at my job. I do it all dispite the fact that I don't take home a paycheck or get vacation time. There are no days off or "mental health days" to be had. I don't always get the appreciation i think i should. No one out there in the working world has ever told me "what your doing is so important, good for you" but i have gotten "are you ever gonna go back to work so your husband doesn't have to support you?" But i have to shake that off, because i'm doing what i like.
Is life all about money? If your broke but happy are you a loser? did you fail at life if you never brought home more than minimum wadge, but enjoyed the job you did?
Life to me is not measured in nickles and dimes. It's in love and happiness. My life is happy, therefore, success!
Am i alone in this thought? Does anyone else feel the same? Any other stay at home mom's get this sort of guff?