this is awful

I never, ever wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. I always thought, how boring. How dull. I’m a career woman, I have interests, I have knowledge outside of “keeping house”.

But I get it now. I hate, hate, HATE leaving my baby to go to work all day. I hate it so much. I love every minute of every day I spend with her. I even go to bed with her at 7:30pm so that I’m ready to get up with her at 6am.

Every day she does something new, and every day we crack each other up. Yesterday she made it across the floor crawling. It was painfully slow, but she got there. Then she puts her little hands out for me to give me hugs. It’s just pure love. I don’t care if I’ve turned into ‘one of those moms’ who only cares about my kid. She’s my world, and I like it that way. I don’t have room for anything else, nor do I have interest in it. I have so much fun just hanging out with her, or bringing her with me to wherever I have to go.

Do any other moms feel this way? Or am I just crazy?

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Categories: parenting

6 Comments »

  1. That’s awesome! Yes, there are at least two others moms I know that feel that way. *Sadly* I’m not one of them. I was / am the opposite – totally planned on being a stay at home mom, couldn’t imagine utilizing daycare… blah blah. And I am. I even homeschool. Whee. Yay. But I really think we’d all be happier if I worked. Even part-time. It’s not really feasible though, with my “skills” and the current job market. And we’re ok, I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it like I thought I would! it’s just in the back of my mind on the hard days. So I think what you have with your sweet girl is really something special!!

  2. You are one of millions. And never apologize to anyone for loving your child so much, that’s all you talk about. I am totally one of those moms. And if someone has a problem with that, they aren’t my friends.

    I worked VERY part time as a mother, and I couldn’t handle it. I begged them to send me home every time there was a lull.

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