I was browsing and read a status of a friend in FB, she says something like, “duduk rumah, keja sapu angin, tolak awan..”
If you compare to others who work full time of course it seems like we, moms who stay at home gain nothing, in term of financial or career achievement..but actually we do a lot more than what we give ourselves credit for..
See, my effort to make the world a greener place..
And then when everyone is hungry, I make something good to eat and make sure that the ingredients are nutritious as well which is something I hardly have time and energy to do when I was working long time ago.
Then, when the little one becomes restless and can’t stand the heat during daytime , I become the lifeguard and set up the mini pool for him to soak in..
And when the time permits, I indulge myself in things that give me peace like art and craft..
Of course not everyday is a rosy day, but even working moms have their bad day, right?
The best part is I know what’s going on at home, not having to worry that my son is crying or screaming for whatever reason..will he be eating, sleeping and playing well..his safety, his emotional well-being..wondering whether other people who look after him are doing their job..you know things like that..
For me, it is worth more than RM500 that could be paid to a maid or RM400 paid to any nursery..yes, I admit that mothering is a hard and demanding job which makes me scream and shout especially when all the nice talk and coaxing is not working out..but it is certainly the best job that God has bestowed upon me…not every woman has the privilege to be a stay at home mom by choice.