I’m back at the drawing board. It’s time for a new plan.
Not too long ago, I read a post by Run-at-home Mom (she blogs for Today’s Parent).
I thought it was a fantastic post. It was so nice for someone like me, a working mom considering leaving the work world to stay home with her kids, to read this kind of thing.
I know the grass isn’t greener on the other side. There are tons of things that I’m thankful for as a working mother. (The biggest being 8.5 hours of adult companionship and no screaming kids.) But there are also tons of things I wish I was doing with my kids instead of the babysitter who gets to watch my kids grow up.
Hearing a fellow mother talk about the rut that inevitably you get in at home makes me realize that the rut I’m in at work isn’t going to be solved by being at home with my kids, BUT, being at home with my kids (even though it is definitely the harder job) would be far more rewarding and fulfilling for me…even on days when it’s hard to remember why I wanted to be at home in the first place.
Ruts are a reality of life no matter where you put in your time. How you handle the rut is all in your attitude.