A friend of mine posted this article on Facebook yesterday and I found it really interesting. It’s called An Experiment in Being a SAHM (Stay-at-home-mom) by Laurie Puhn and it’s an article in the Huffington Post. It’s about a full time working mom who stays at home with her kids a few days while her babysitter is on vacation and her husband goes back to work. She goes through her days and it’s pretty crazy and she tells SAHMs that we really do have the hardest job in the world.
It is true that being a SAHM is hard work – there are no breaks, kids are crazy, there’s no one telling you you did a great job, there aren’t promotions, and you don’t get paid. But it really is a wonderful job too. I get to watch every little smile, all the new discoveries my daughter makes, I can get all my errands done during the day, and I decide how to discipline my kids and how I want them to be.
Laurie said the parent that works is the “lucky one,” but I completely disagree! I would never want to be the one to go to work. My husband is even jealous that I get to stay at home while he spends all day at work and school. I think it would be different for her if her children followed her discipline and she was used to how they acted and how to react to them. I find it sad that she doesn’t know those things. Who is raising her children? Now I know some women need to work and I completely understand that sometimes being at home is not a possibility. But most moms I know who do work, wish they could stay home with their kid(s).
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