Friday, August 13, 2010

Spending My Days With You



I never ever imagined wanting to stay at home with my kids once I became a parent. I knew I'd go back to work after a year of maternity leave.

Now, the thought of not being able to spend my days with Little One makes me sad. If I could just teach part-time until Little One starts school, that would be perfect.

I don't want to miss out on anything that happens in her life right now. Our time together is just too precious.

7 comments:

hotmommy said...

your a saint. i;m a stay at home mom and there are days when they just drive me crazy. when # of kids outnumber # of parents, look out!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I agree with both you and hotmommy. The idea of leaving Maya gave me the heebies, and she was home with her dad, not even in daycare! But leave her I did, because leave her I must. I hated that.

I had friends and family who hated being home. Loved their kids, but found they were better parents if they could get away and play grown-up for awhile. So we're all wired differently.

And yeah, if you've got several, and maybe they're fighting or whatever, it's a whole new ballgame. My MIL had four kids, and she says she used to just PRAY for them to grow up and leave her with a minute of peace. Now she says she would love to have just one day of them all small again. :)

Dragonfly said...

WOW, what a great photo C!

C said...

HM:
I can see how you may feel that way :) I work from home AND out of the home and there are days when I feel like that too! :) You're doing awesome. You're right about it being tough when kids outnumber the parents! :)

C said...

J:
You are so right about everyone being wired differently. I have friends like that too, and it doesn't make them bad parents at all.

I keep trying to tell myself that when Little One is screaming her head off or is unable to be consoled when she's teething or over-exhausted that I am just so very lucky to have her. I'm so fortunate that she is with us...even when she does drive me crazy :)

C said...

Dragonfly:
Merci! Maybe if you and the kids come next summer, we could go to the beach! xo

Frau Guten Tag said...

I know what you mean. I was so certain that I would WANT to go back to work once lil J was born. I just never realized how his presence would affect me & change me. I never predicted how protective of him I would feel & how much I would love him & want to see every moment of his development, etc. I am so very grateful for the time so far that I have been able to not work & raise him myself. I often stop & think & feel sorry for those (so many there are) who have to work 40 hours each week & leave their children in daycare. But the past 2 years have been incredibly tough for us financially. Our first thought when I found out I was pregnant was that it couldn't possibly be worse timing due to finances & things haven't gotten any better, only worse in fact. And I still want so desperately (& pray daily) to be able to stay at home & raise him myself & also to homeschool him. I honestly don't know if we can still do this, but we are still holding out. I have not returned to work yet. I'm still praying to be able to stay with him & I will pray for you also.

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