I grew up wanting to be a mom who stayed home with her kids. Just like my mom. I loved it when she was there as I came home from school. It was always a comfort to hear her washing dishes, making dinner, cleaning house.
There was a huge gap of emptiness when both of my parents left us alone. Well, it was fun at first. The whole house to ourselves while we ravaged it like savages? Then it would get too quiet.
I married believing I would stay home with my babies. No. To my disbelief, I didn't. I went back to work after my first baby was 3 months old. It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Most of my paycheck went to child care and eventually, we felt it was best for me to stay home on kid later.
I have to admit that we don't have nice boats, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, fancy cars, fancy furniture. We have none of those things. We have what we need. We don't starve. We are happy. It is a struggle sometime, but the price is so little compared to what it does for our family!!
I'm so happy being home with my kids. I love their little quirks, their little smiles and habits. I've never once regretted being home with them.
What are your views on mothers staying home with their kids?