What I Love About Being a SAHM

There are some days that I really wouldn’t mind going back to work outside of the home.  I do miss working in higher education sometimes, and when I have a particularly challenging day with C, the thought of going back seems very attractive.

Then I have moments with him when he’s very cuddly or he sees me from across the room and runs up to me saying, “Mama!”  I love when he says a new word or his eyes dance when I read him a story.  It makes me laugh when his favorite song comes on and he starts bobbing his head and dancing.  When he sees a dog on TV, he says “woof woof!”

Even though there are days I want to pull my hair out because he won’t stop grabbing at his poop while I’m trying to change his diaper, or he refuses the seventh thing I try to feed him for lunch, I think I would miss those good moments too much if I went back to work outside the home.

Yesterday we had a lazy sweatpants day.  We had dance parties, cuddlebug moments, and we both took a nap.  There were hair-pulling moments, for sure, but I’m going to choose not to remember those.

Comments

  1. Being a SAHM is the most important job and career any mom can do. There is nothing that can replace the wonderful moments and rewards that come with being home with your little ones. I don’t know any SAHM that can/will say that it is easy, but it is SO worth it. The people that do say it is easy, do not understand the challenges SAHMs face. Those naysayers usually are either not parents or do not have what it takes to be a SAHM.

    You’re doing a great job! Keep those special memories top of mind. They are priceless!! Little C is reaping the rewards of having time with you and those memories cannot be replaced. Although there are many sacrifices SAHMs make, I have never regretted being a SAHM with you. Look at how well you turned out. ;)

  2. I have the same feelings! I sometimes daydream what it would be like to go back to work-actually put on makeup & dry my hair in the morning with a car ride to work listening to anything but kid songs. But I know for me, it’s not what I really want. It took me a while but I have found my place-being home with her, teaching her, dancing with her, playing. I couldn’t even imagine someone else doing these things with her.
    Great post :)

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