Posted by Kendra on September 11, 2003 at 13:21:14:
In Reply to: Work or stay-at-home? posted by Marie W. on September 10, 2003 at 16:35:19:
I said I was going to be a SAHM when I had children, but I continued to work after my dd was born because I was able to bring her with me. I worked as a head teacher in the infant room at a university childcare center. I thought it would work out great. However, this turned into a difficult thing, having your child in class with you. At one yr she was going to move up to the next class and I couldn't bear the idea. I wouldn't be able to spend the time I wanted with her and didn't like the idea of others watching her. So I quit in May of this yr. It's been the best thing I've done. However you work 24/7, no days off and that's the one big disadvantage because we all need a break once in awhile so an understanding husband of our difficult/demanding job is a must. Housework, what's housework? I thought I could keep up with that, but who has the time. Once my husband was put in my shoes for a week he understood how hard and important my 'job' is so he understands when he comes home to a messy house. So for me being a SAHM is great. I wouldn't have it any other way. However some people can't financially or love their jobs and working. I agree it's a personal/family decision. You shouldn't feel guilty whatever your decision turns out to be. Do what's best for you, your children, and your family. Good luck with your decision. Sorry I rambled on.