NaBloPoMo’s Day 8. Eight days of posts and I’m still kicking. WOOT!
Today’s topic? “If you could have any job (and instantly have the training and qualifications to do it), which job would you want?”
A stay at home mom. I didn’t even have to think.
Indeed. I was born too late. I would be the happiest woman in the world staying home with my children. Baking. Doing pickups. Being Room Mother. Volunteering at the school. It’s what I was born to do.
Sadly, I wasn’t born with a money tree in the back yard. So every morning, off to work I go.
My children would have benefited greatly if I had been able to stay at home with them. I am calm. I am fun. I am nurturing. I am strong. I was built for motherhood.
I am plenty qualified. No training needed. Because no mother can be trained through a school. Mothers can only be trained in the field. And trust me, we mothers are learning something new every day. Every hour. Every second. No matter who we are or what we do.
Because I had to work a full time job, my children lost out. On a lot. It is the biggest regret of my life.
Yes, I’ll say it again. My children would have had better lives if I had been able to stay home with them.
Funny how a simple blog post topic can cause you to rip open your chest and bare your soul to the world. Perhaps I should have stuck with my first idea… monkey trainer? Oh wait. That’s motherhood too!