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I am sure the title itself will raise many eyebrows and will guarantee conflicting opinions from the readers. However I am not writing this piece to attract such attention. I am writing this while playing with my daughter who has given me the most blissful 8 months of my life after the day she was sent for me from someone up there who must really love me a lot to give me such precious gift for a lifetime. Now I am not against anyone who chooses to work and look after their little ones at the same time nor do I favour the ones who choose to stay at home. Everyone has their own reason behind the decisions they make and I am nobody to judge them on any given day. We all want the best for our children and that is the most important thought we have while taking any decision of our lives after we embrace motherhood.
I simply want to share my little joys of being a stay at home mom. I would be lying if I say that I do not want to go back to the corporate world I left behind or I do not miss that life I had before I chose to become a mom. I definitely do. There are days when I wish I could get up in the morning and rush to work meeting deadlines, attending meetings and conferences, having coffee breaks and team lunch and so on. I have friends who are back shaping their careers after 6 months of maternity break and I do get pangs of jealousy looking at the time they get for themselves even if it is at work. Like all nuclear families I am responsible for raising my child with nobody to help apart from the occasional suppprt from dear husband (cant really blame him as he does as much as he can after coming back from work late at night). So the days at times tend to become boring and monotonous and I find myself longing for my older life which now seems to be like a dream.
But as great as the longing is, it disappears even quickly. These thoughts hold very less or no value compared to the happiness I feel each day watching my little girl grow day by day, make a new face, learn a new activity, smile every time I hug her and then sleep in my arms after she is tired of her little antics. I feel I am lucky to be at home and not miss a minute of my child's life. I feel priveleged that I am not obliged to work and I am in a position to take time off from my career and enjoy this phase of my life. I am happy and content to be a stay at home mom now because we all know very soon this time will fly and the little one will not be so little anymore denying us the pleasure of all the hugs and kisses that we can have now.
Yes I keep having these contradicting and conflicting thoughts but I am still many times happier to be a stay at home mom and I feel privileged to have been given this opportunity.
Do share if you have ever felt the same in the comment section below. Would love to hear from you.