Jul 25 2011
i’m currently a stay-at-home-mom, with a girl who’s almost hitting her terribly terrific twos… and in these two wonderful years of SAHMotherhood, i’ve seriously gone from zero, to the hero(ine) in my girl’s eyes… from a “nobody-is-indispensable” person, to a “totally-indispensable” being in my girl’s world.
but despite the joys of being able to be around to witness our little one’s baby step growth, you know what all SAHMs have to go through? apart from the usual motherhood duties of feeding / bathing / caring etc – even throwing in some home-schooling – we also have to face a constant question of :- so when are you sending your kid to childcare or getting a maid so you can go back to work?
this, my dear friend, is the reason why i’m starting this new blog.
i want to tell people that in my list of priorities, it is NOT a sacrifice to give up work and be a SAHM. but that it is the other way around if i had to sacrifice my girl to go back to the office.
i want to tell people in my world now, i am working. i’m working towards building and shaping my daughter’s character so she grows up righteous, courteous, brave and strong. i’m working towards my daughter’s happiness so she knows her mommy and the whole family is always around for her whenever she wants or needs us, no matter what happens. i’m working towards a better family too cos… let’s just say from past experience, i tend to immerse myself into my office work too much that i end up not eating / sleeping / spending precious time with the family…
i did love working back in the office. but until the day i learn to compartmentalize my time and energy properly such that i don’t neglect my girl and my family as i work… and until the day my girl really doesn’t need me around that much anymore… i will choose to be a SAHM, or WAHM, and be proud of it. money? i’ll freelance or part-time whatever comes my way. what is just a few short vital years as i dedicate myself towards teaching my girl, compared to decades of potential white collar-ed life?
and while my past blogs have always been about me growing up as a person… this will be dedicated to my daughter, shared with everyone out there. as much as i have gained strength and knowledge from others out there, i’m giving back by sharing my journey with my little one to lend strength and support back to other mothers too.
if you’re a full-time working mom, i’m envious that you could manage both family and work effectively. if you’re a SAHM like me, i’m proud of you too for choosing to be a mother, a teacher and a maid without seeking much returns.
if you’re a mommy, be proud of me too.