Working Moms: The Struggle Is Real
The last few mornings have been a struggle for me and my four-year-old. And I am sure I'm alone in saying this, but sometimes being a working mom sucks.
I get up pretty early during the work week (much like most of you) to get ready for work. As I leave every morning, I give my girls a hug and kiss and tell them to have a great day. However my four-year-old has been struggling on letting me go lately.
Maybe its a phase. Or maybe she needs more "mommy time." But it breaks my heart every time I leave her to go to work (both of them really). We were snuggling in her bed this morning having our mommy and Lexi time together, and she told me she wanted to stay in bed all day and hang with me. Man, that sure does sure nice, but mommy has to pay the bills, Kiddo.
I have always struggled with being a full-time working mom. Luckily, I work in a great environment where both girls can hang with me at work and my co-workers love it when they stop by.
It is hard being a working mom, coming home, cooking dinner, doing homework, baths, playing, reading books and whatever else. Usually right after they are in bed for the night (about 8:00 pm on a school night) I'm out sleeping on the couch. This is not a working moms vs. stay at home moms conservation. I respect all women who either work at home or work outside of the home. Both are hard to do. This is a conversation about the struggle of leaving your child when all you want to do is lay in bed all day with her and snuggle.
I love my career and I wouldn't change it for the world. I get to entertain all of you each day and I can't complain. How many people can say they ABSOLUTELY love what they do? But, sometimes being a full-time working mom just plain sucks. Don't worry kiddo, we've got all weekend to snuggle and have a mommy and Lexi day.