It is not easy being a full time working, full time parenting mom of almost 20 month old twin boys. Not to mention my husband and I work seperate shifts so Monday - Friday it's practically single full time working, full time parenting for the both of us. Every morning I leave for work, my heart hurts. Every afternoon when I get a report of the fun they are having, my heart hurts more.
But the moment I walk in the door after a full days work, their eyes light up, and they say "Hieeeee!" That moment each day, makes my heart hurt a little less.
I sometimes dream of being a SAHM. Waking up to those beautiful faces each morning. Playing, laughing, snuggling, teaching and learning all day every day. But I have to admit, I don't think I can hack it. It's A LOT of work. (Props to all you SAHM's!) Part time working mom would be ideal, but that is just not in the cards for our family.
I honestly believe, having to go to work five days a week, nine to ten hours away from home a day, has made me a better mother. I'm not saying SAHM's (or dads) are less of a parent because they are home. I'm just saying, that my time with my children is very limited. Each and every minute with them is precious so I must make the best of those limited minutes each evening.
And I am so thankful for those minutes.
Julia, over at Sweet As Punkin Pie knows what it's like being a full time working, full time parenting mom. Every week she features another working mom, and this week she's featuring ME! Head on over to her place to say Hi and to read Working Mommy Wednesday. Thanks Julia!