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I Chose To Be Here

I am the mom of an almost 2-year-old boy. Today when I woke up, I had all kinds of plans. We were going to go shopping, meet a friend to look at furniture, a bike ride in the afternoon, etc. While I was getting ready, my boy was very upset, and I couldn't figure out why. Turns out he had a fever. My plans were instantly cancelled.

I spent the morning giving medicine, encouraging fluids, and snuggling on the couch. Right now, he is taking a nap and I can't help but think of how lucky I am to be a stay-at-home mom. I didn't have to panic trying to figure out what to do with him so I could go to work. I DID NOT have to feel INCONVENIENCED my child is sick, and he MESSED UP my work schedule. I can just be here for him and take care of my little boy's needs.

But as I kept thinking, I realized it wasn't luck!!! I CHOSE to be here. My husband CHOSE to work hard to keep me home. I CHOSE to give up my career, to live on very little money, to be here for our child. Is this a sacrifice? No! Life is much more simple, relaxed, and HAPPY!!!

Thank you for all your support for stay-at-home moms.

Tags: Attitude, Parenting, Regarding Dr. Laura, Stay-at-Home Mom, Values
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