I am one of those people who have always seemed to search for what they are supposed to do in life.
I have wanted to be an actress, a drama teacher, a firefighter and a few other things. I guess I have always been one of those people who wanted to try a little bit of everything. Being a firefighter was adventurous, it gave me a thrill but it was also one of the scariest things I have ever done. I admit, there have been times I have thought about trying to be a firefighter again but I am pretty sure my health issues won't allow me this.
With that being said, what if I was just a stay at home mom. Would that be enough? Would that make my life worth while? I am still trying to figure it all out. Now that I have a little person who looks up to me, I want to be all that I can be. Besides taking care of my little girl I also blog, coupon, enter giveaways and I am a Usborne Consultant. I also do a lot of random things online. Why? I am simply trying to do the best I can.
What if my little girl grows up and decides she just wants to be a mom? Would that be okay? Yes, it would. Being a mom is a hard job or being a dad. I give props to moms and dads of all kinds. Those that work all day and come home and have a million things to do, I truly don't know how you do it. Those mom's that stay home all day and have little to no social interaction because you don't have mommy friends. I understand. I am right here with you on this path. Sometimes, it is frustrating and you want to pull your hair out, you want to have a glass of wine and a long relaxing bath. If you are like me you have a high spirited child. One that needs attention constantly, and wants to be held and not be to far from mommy, and that is okay. Enjoy it, even when you feel like crying because you can't shower and you don't remember the last time you had a haircut or went to the dentist.
Enjoy every moment because time flies and soon your child won't be searching for you anymore, they will not want to be held and comforted by you, they will have moved on to a different part of their life. While they have moved on, you may not. You will miss those days. You will long for when you baby cried for you and wanted you to rock him or her. You will stare at pictures on the wall, you will pick up those newborn clothes and think back to when they fit in one arm.
As a stay at home mom, I get to see those little moments that some don't. When my child took her first step, said her first word, or when she flings food everywhere. I get to be there to see the look on her face when she discovers something new. I get to sing and dance with her. I have this little girl that follows me around all day seeing what I am doing.
So yes, if you are a stay at home mom, while you may miss the interaction and money from a job I want you to know that you are doing enough. You are enough. Your child is looking up to you and sees how much you are doing for them, even when no one else does. So don't give up but know that it is okay to want a few moments to yourself sometime. Know that you are the best teacher and role model your child will have as a parent.
All my love
Megan, a stay home mom who wants to try new products and let you know what I think of them!