Staying Home Can Be a Tough Job
When I was younger, I never dreamed I would be a stay at home mommy. I thought that was one step above being a housewife. I had been raised by a grandmother who worked the opposite shift from her husband for years in order to provide care for her three kids while making money. I grew up with that sense of working is a must. However, since I did not have a good mother myself (or a very nice experience with my grandmother, as well), I was determined to be the best mother possible. And once I was pregnant and got more and more attached to the baby I was about to meet I couldn't imagine being away from her. So 15 months later, I have to say this is the best job I've ever had. I get kisses, snuggles, and lots of smiles. Plus, I really do bust my hump staying on top of taking care of my husband, two step kids, 15 month old baby and myself, soon to have another little one.
The only real complaint is that we live so far from my husband's family and my family, so there is no support there, and my friends live at least 2 hours away. It gets a little lonely at times, but in the end, I wouldn't really change a thing. I know all my kids are getting good care when they are with me.