Tuesday, January 29, 2013
And what are you going to do?
When we started telling people about our move one of the first questions they asked was "What are you going to do?"
I would usually respond with, "Um, have you met my children? One of which is only 2..."
I mean we were moving across the country and would have no family and friends to help out with child care, I would need before and after school care for two kids and full time care for Ethan if I was to go back to work. Back home I only worked when B was at home so that we didn't need to pay for care, and where we moved to there is limited child care available. So was it really much of a stretch to imagine that I would just stay home with them 100% of the time?
I am completely and utterly happy to be staying home with my children full time. I am now able to without it effecting our finances too much. And I would really like to be able to help at school and also be available to the kids 100% of the time.
I am so grateful that I am now in a position to be able to do this, but I am so over people and their "But what are you going to do" line of questioning. I am a Mother, I am completely fine with that label, so why can't they be too?
Why does only being a Mother have to have such a negative connotation to it? Why do I feel I need to justify myself to people because I only want to be a Mother right now?
I am linking up with Jess for IBOT