Thursday, September 17, 2009
Proud of What I Am!
People are always talking about being proud of what they are, weather it is a doctor, teacher, actor or the garbage man. Well I'm proud that I am a Stay at Home Mom! I absolutely hate it when someone asks what I do for a living and I tell them. And what do they say? "Oh, that's nice." or "So you are unemployed?" and my favorite "What does your husband do? He must make good money." And it's always said in the tone of voice I use when something terrible has happened such as a death, or job loss or cancer has invaded someone's life. Just to get a couple of things straight. I made the choice to be a stay at home mother. I enjoy it (most days). It isn't easy and we struggle to pay bills and make ends meet. But as a family it is the best thing for us. I am a frequent shopper at discount stores and the Goodwill, and I clip coupons. There is no way I could afford not to. I know that if I went back to work I could afford a little more luxury than I do now. And maybe buy stuff we don't need but want. And I'm tempted every once in a while, when my friends get a new car, or new furniture for their house or even a new pair of shoes or a new purse. But then I remember my 3 children and think about being able to watch them get off of the bus every afternoon, and watching them make a goal in soccer and watching my youngest nap and I know that I made the right choice. I am a stay at home mom and I AM PROUD!
**This is not a jab at any of you wonderful working moms. I know you work hard and your choice is what is best for you. As is mine!