I always said I want to be at home with LO his first year, but he's now 8 months old and I'm super restless. Before I married my husband, I worked 2 jobs and was taking classes at our community college. I've always been that independent.
Now, I just submitted my application to finish school over the next 3 months, and I feel awful for doing it. I'm doing it all from home, but it made me feel bad about wanting to go back to work when I'm finished.
I felt so strongly that I should be at home with him, now I'm counting down til I finish school and start working again.
Don't feel bad, I wanted to be a sahm but it's not for everyone, 3 weeks in and I'm a little restless, I've never not worked so it's strange for me but I quit my job so I guess im staying off lol! I've caught myself looking at the jobs page in the paper and have to remind myself that I wanted it this way.
Please don't feel bad. I work 3 days per week (moving to 4 in September) and I LOVE the mixture of home and work life. My career is very important to me and I didn't want to lose that. I adore the time I have with LO but I love my job too. I figure happy mummy = happy LO!
Don't feel bad. I go back in a few weeks and I can't wait! DS will be 6 months. I will miss him so much my heart aches thinking about it but staying home is not for me. I miss being with adults and I love my job.
If I could afford to go part time I would because I work 12 HR day and night shifts but I am lucky that my husband is self employed so he will work around me and I don't have to leave baby with anyone else.
We are all different, if we all wanted to do the same thing how boring would that be!
I can't stand the thought of being away from my LO but that's just me, I'm a real homebody anyway and not the type that enjoys working. Doesn't make me a better or worse mother, we all should do what feels right for ourselves.
Don't get me wrong, I have so much respect for SAHM's. My own step mother was one. Personally, I think I'm way too restless and independent (I like being out and about, having a job, and being around adults) to be able to do this forever. I just feel like I should WANT to stay home with him iykwim. I do love spending lots of time with my LO, and I LOVE the fact he doesn't go to anyone else usually and he love his momma, but I need that little slice of.....freedom? or what word would I choose?
But the minute I submitted my app, I felt so guilty lol
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