I am a working mom, who leaves the house at 6am, and arrives home as late as 8pm. Sometimes I still catch them awake and play with them until they fall asleep. And then there are times when they’re already sound asleep and all I could do was kiss them on the cheek and stare at them long before I do my own thing.
I am always thankful of my yayas who looks after them when Nayj and I are away for 14 hours. They make sure that the house is clean, cooks their food, bathes them, play with them and helps take their daily vitamins. Having two involves a huge budget monthly but 4 additional hands at home is a huge help too.
I started working only a month after graduating college and yes I am used to it. However, a mom in me wants to be with them all the time – be a stay at home mom if I could. I know it’s easier said than done, I am so exhausted during weekends when I am on full mommy mode so I really can’t imagine doing it full time. However, I am willing to do it – IF I CAN.
Staying in the workforce is not just about deciding to work and provide for the family. It’s not just a question if I want to have a career of my own or leave it all behind and dedicate my time for my kids. If you and your husband are both working, you know the struggle of keeping up with your financials, making sure every single bill is paid, even those things lined up for the future are already being planned. House renovations, vacations, insurance and their plans of going to school very soon. These things are a huge deciding factor – mostly because we have no other choice but to work for our family. To be honest, I really don’t know how we survive it paycheck after paycheck. Things just happen to unveil on its own.
Honestly, in my own little bubble. I always wish to have a home – with only the four of us where it’s just me and my husband working together. That may not be feasible now but… I guess in God’s perfect time.