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Being A Stay At Home Mom Makes Me Even More Thankful For My Husband
When I was a young girl I always knew I wanted to be a stay at home mom, being a mom was just in my blood.
Before marriage, my husband and I spoke about having children and what it would look like for us. Of course we tossed around the idea of daycare, but in reality, daycare is expensive and someone else raises your child(ren). Not only that, but viruses’ are inevitable and easily transmitted because rarely do people keep their sick kids home.
If I were not to be a stay at home mom, my work checks would cover daycare and that’s it. What’s the point of working your butt off for someone else to raise your child?
After we got married, I got a job as a Vet Assistant at a vet clinic. I wasn’t working there for long when I found out I was pregnant. I ended up quitting during my 2nd trimester due to the stress and the physical demands needed for the job. I started my journey of staying home and it was the best decision for us, as I could take care of the house full time, prepare and rest before our little one’s arrival.
We are now parents to a 6-month-old boy and me staying home to raise our child has been the best decision for us. My husband works long hours, he is gone 14-16 hours a day and doesn’t get a lot of time with our son, or me. By the time he gets home, we eat dinner and prepare our son for bed. We get very little downtime once he gets home and he is exhausted from working.
You may be thinking. “Well, you must be exhausted too.” You’re right, I am exhausted, as I am up when our son gets up and do a lot in a day.
I take care of our son, play with our son, clean the house, make dinner, do laundry, do my online schooling for a Realtor license and when I have a small amount of time I do my blog. It is a never-ending, repeating cycle, and it is a daily ordeal.
Even though I am without a doubt exhausted and being a stay at home mom is more than a full-time job, I don’t think I will ever be as exhausted as my husband. Not only does he work a lot but on weekends he helps me with our son by getting up with him in the middle of the night and in the morning, so I can get some sleep.
My husband put working his butt off as a priority so that I could be a stay at home mom. Due to work being a priority, so that we can afford me to stay home with our son, he doesn’t get much time with our son. He misses out on certain things due to working, such as appointments and milestones.
I am thankful to have a hardworking husband.
I am thankful I have a supportive and understanding husband.
I am thankful I have a husband who loves his family.
But…what I am most thankful for is, is to have a husband who loves his family so much.
I will forever be thankful and feel incredibly blessed to have the life we live.
Matt is a writer, editor, and content strategist currently based in Washington state. He has worked as a managing editor for the iconic I Can Has Cheezburger, Celebuzz (a SpinMedia site), and now Mamas Uncut. He also acted as the Social Media Director for CafeMom.
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