I am having a really hard time reconciling in my head what it would be like to ‘just’ be a mom and wife. To not have a career. To not have a nanny or take kids to daycare. To make play dough and have dinner ready when daddy gets home. To teach my kids math and how to read and to have a routine and go for walks and collect butterflies and put little people in time out and stay up in the night nursing….
I guess I feel that because I ‘could’ do so many things, that ‘just’ being a mom & wife would be like quitting. Giving up. Yes, I absolutely see the value in staying home and raising ones own children. I guess I just don’t feel that those around me, especially in my Northern VA, DC area, validate the importance.
Why do I feel that I even need that validation? That I need those around me to see the value of raising my own children. That it IS a full time job that requires more patience and grace than one can muster. That it is a HARD job. That it is the most selfless job out there.
I am dying to hear from some mom’s who raise their children. Who make their own bubbles and go to the petting zoo. Who would have an ‘easier’ time dropping kids off at daycare but would rather get up and make pancakes and teach little humans about choices and why the sky is blue and how they shouldn’t call people fat and why the baby isn’t ready to come out today.
How do you get to a place where you are completely content in your role as a stay at home mom? Or do you?