I’ve been asked that.
I love it! I really and truly love getting up and going to work. It helps make me feel fulfilled. Now, every morning am I singing “Riiissse and Shhhinnne and give God your glory-glory!!” ? Err. No! Some mornings I wish I could stay in bed all day cuddling with my little guy. I would love to spend some days in jammers, but that is few and far between.
I work because I love it. I work because my income allows BTB, Timothy and me to do extra special things easier. We are not having to sacrifice going somewhere or doing something. We enjoy the splurges in life--small and big. And we are more apt to do them with me working.
I also LOVE having Tbird in “school”. He enjoys himself, everyday! I ask him as we walk in if he is ready to play with his friends, and every day he shakes his head yes, and says, “emmm-huh.”
I am challenged everyday to find a balance between working long hours, spending weeks in a hotel, all while still being the wife and mom the Lord has asked me to be. Do I mess up? Every darn day! Do I get it right someday? Yes, I probably celebrate the successes a little too much! Ha! I am one of those people that thrives on deadlines, heavy case loads and plenty of caffeine. So it is only fitting that I would want to have a crazy life of work deadlines and developmental advancements!
Since joining the world of Twitter (Thanks, AP), I have seen a nasty side of many moms that really put me off. Fighting and eye scratching over working moms vs. stay at home moms. It just annoys me. It annoys me that SAHM’s think they constantly need to defend their role; and makes me angry that working outside the home moms feel like they need to defend their choice to not be at home. I don’t defend my position, because I know it is the correct one for us. The same way I don’t defend our decision on formula feeding my child—it was the correct one for us.
I love that Kelly is doing this today, because I can’t wait to check out other moms and see the challenges they face and how they cope with the pressure of balancing everything.