Let me just take a minute to applaud my mom-sisters who are working moms.
I don’t know how you do it everyday. I won’t even get into the fact that I can’t think of a job that I would love enough to want to go to an office everyday to do it. (Completely discounting the number of you who go to a job everyday that you don’t love…or even like.)
Granted, I work all day when I am at home, but I am at home. I have a flexible schedule for the most part. If I have a sick kid, I can just be with my kid and let other things slide. If I have a headache, I can usually take it easy. Hard night? I can nap when the Little Diva naps. You get the point.
But to have no control over any of those things? Goodness, you women have my total respect! This morning was my small, tiny, microscopic glimpse into what it must be like for you in a good moment on a good day.
I had to get up earlier than normal and it still felt like I was running around like a mad woman all morning. Trying to get myself ready, the boys ready and Little Diva up and ready all before 7:30am. Let’s just say, this old mom isn’t used to rushed mornings. (For the record, tanking hot, hot coffee in the early morning just isn’t my idea of a good time.)
So, I get them all ready (hoping everyone is actually dressed and has what they need) and get the boys out the door. Then I get to get Little Diva to her babysitter. (Before I go any further, let me be the first to admit that I don’t leave her often enough. Not because of some false sense of her needing to be with me or some overly clingy feelings either one of us have. It has more to do with the fact that I just don’t go anywhere that she can’t go with me. So, she is with me all of the time.) That being said, it was just flat out hard leaving her knowing I would be gone all day. The guilt when she looked at me with those big sad eyes…*ouch* (How do you moms who work outside the home do this everyday? I totally respect your ability and confidence. You are amazing women!!)
Now, I know I barely got a taste of even a moment in your lives. I mean, I went by choice and was doing something fun. So, really, that doesn’t count. But the very chaotic, guilt filled, stressfulness of the morning was enough for me to bow down to my sisters who have to do this everyday.
You amaze me. You deserve more recognition and appreciation. So even though I am just one stay at home mom who really can’t grasp what it must be like for you everyday, I do want to let you know that I stand in awe of you and your capabilities.
You are phenomenal women!