Can we talk a second about being a working mama? I hate the feeling I sometimes have…you know, that guilt for working. I mean, if I stayed at home things would be tighter and building on our future and our kids future for college would be tight as well. I always wanted to work no matter what, but when I had my son 5 years ago, that all changed. It’s funny how you say things and eat your words later. I have literally ate my words so much since having kids, no joke… my kids will not watch tv… well they do, I will make my food from scratch and not buy the processed food… well they eat processed food and it’s quick and easy sometimes, I will not get mad or aggregated with the kids…I do and have to step away at times and the list goes on and on.
I mention this since this morning my son who literally has the sweetest heart ran out of his class and to the front of his school to hug me and was crying. These were his words, “Mommy, I just want to stay with you.” If you only knew how much my heart hurt. I really wanted to say…forget work, I here with you. Always. I know he will eventually be embarrassed by me (all the goofy things I say or my crazy noises) so I try to live in the moment and enjoy these times. These kids are growing too fast and I wish it would slow down. People were right, time flies when you have kids.
My 3 besties all are stay at home moms and we are on a group message. We literally chat ALL THE TIME. I tell them about certain days when I am really missing the kids and that I would rather be at home with them. They give me their perspective of being a stay-at-home-mom 24-7. My best friend Ashley said it best…the grass isn’t always greener. They give me their reality of what their struggle is and it’s so different. I totally get it, but sometimes whatever side of the grass you are on, you think the other side is better or easier. I couldn’t be more thankful for my best friends and having sisters who always chat about real-life and the struggle. I mean the struggle is real. It’s nice having basically sisters who are always there for support. I couldn’t be more thankful for moms supporting other moms. Much love, Sue