Of late, I’ve come across few blogs and also, friends who’ll be resigning from work, if not, taking a long unpaid leave to be, what particularly known as Stay At Home Mommy (SAHM). To say the truth, i am full of envy (in a good way). How i wish i too, am able to take the plunge.
In my younger time, probably in my primary school, I remembered wishin my mom was a working mother, just so she won’t have to depend on my dad so much, financially. I went grumbling all by myself, and pray one day, I won’t end up being just housewife, but a successful career women. And so my wish came true. I wouldn’t say I am that successful yet, but I am grateful & happy, I have a job, that can support with my current lifestyle.
My mom did work, tho’ not for long, before she call it quit, and decided to fully take care the three of us (she had us all, one year after another,1979,80,81) . When I asked, what make her quit? She said, she just couldn’t stand with our caretaker back then, who has the tendency smacking us, and she couldn’t tolerate anymore with her. I didn’t realise how much sacrifice my mom did for us all, until I became a mother myself, a year ago. And, how ironic, that i am now, wishing I could be JUST LIKE HER.
Like many working mothers, we would definately jump in a sec-just to be close with our kids. But unfortunately, the situation I’m in, does not allow me to do so. I wouldnt say, the reason per-se because my husband’s income alone can not support us both, but even if he can, i can’t stand thinking I cannot afford giving the best for my daugther(or my children) in years to come. It is just that for now, having some extra money is the best for our family.Tho’ I am working hard to find ways, in such, I have something to fall back on, and can fully take care Mia.
Having said that, SAHM/WAHM or Working Moms, I believe each situation has its best outcomes. Should one day, I decided to join in the SAHM club, I hope my chidlren (and the husband of course) would fully support the decisions and willing to compromise with me. As of now, the title Mother itself, is the Best Job ever.