Working Mom vs. Stay at Home Mom
The war between the working-mom and the stay at home-mom has always existed. Above everything, we are both moms but for some reason one always knocks the other one down for what they chose to do. It isn’t easy being either,but for the most part it constantly seems like whatever kind of mom you choose to be, you want to seem like it’s the better of the two. And no matter what type of mom you are, there is someone who is always going to have an opinion whether you are doing it right or not. Then again, what is truly right? We are the mommies, we gave birth, we should decide how to raise our babies.
Sometimes I find myself thinking it would be so much easier if I was just a stay at home mom, or maybe narrowed my jobs down to one. Recently, I found myself really struggling with this decision. I have been on military orders for a bit, and really found myself missing my son. Only moms would understand this guilty feeling of being away from our babies. I am the working mom, but working seems like an understatement these days. I havent seen my son in over a week. Don’t get me wrong I love what I do but I really miss my baby. I realize I work too much already as a teacher and graduate students. Yet, being away is different, I feel guilty. I feel guilty Tyson spends most of his time with him. It suppose to be the mom who is always around, at least that is how society makes it seem. I get videos here and there but it’s not the same.
That’s how this thought developed, maybe stay at homes have it best. Maybe that’s the only way not to miss anything. I miss his first steps when I was away again on military trips. That hurt, but as he gets older and realizes I am away, it gets harder. I wonder if you stay at home moms are looking at me saying, “It isn’t that easy”. Especially when you need a break from the kids. Well right now I need a break from work. I hear you, but at the end of the day I rather be driven crazy by him, then go to sleep looking at his picture wondering what he is doing at that very moment.How do you ladies feel? Working mom or stay at home mom?
Lastly, Tyson sent me this video clip and I thought it just summed it all up. I could totally relate to the working mom part lol