And so I Chose to Be a Full-time Mom

I’ve had my hands full with my little monster. She is now 1 year and 6 months old and she keeps me on my toes. At times I think to my self, she was better off inside my tummy than outside. My day starts with her waking me up with her kicks and ends with me having either a blue eye or a limping leg.
She is a powerful 5000 watts battery that never goes off. At 18 months of age, she can climb her high chair, does a long jump, runs around in circles for entire 5 minutes and screams like a boiling teapot whistle. What I’m trying to say is I have a baby who demands attention 24/7 and in this entire time, I feel like I am lost. We as mothers sacrifice a lot of our time and effort for our children. We ignore our health, career, our parents and many other things that once mattered to us the most.
In my case, I had to give up my job as a journalist so that I could bring this powerhouse into the world. I was hopeful to restart my career after her birth, but that never happened. Every stage or milestones of my baby brought in a new challenge that required more of my time, effort and sacrifice.
I respect all the working mothers. It’s not an easy task to manage work as well as your child. It needs the support of your spouse, family and a lot of patience. Not that I don’t have any support, but what I lack is patience. Not with my work but with my little hurricane. I can only imagine how my life would be as a working mother. I miss waking up with thoughts of what is on my to-do list at work. Now I wake up with the thoughts of what I’m going to feed my baby.
Life at work was fun. A day was well spent with gossip, giggles and long lunch breaks and of course some serious work. Now as a full-time mother it’s feed, clean the poop, and repeat. Someday’s when Tira decides to get on my nerves by following me around like a lost puppy and not letting me do my work or have some free time, I hide in the bathroom and take a catnap. Yes, that’s how my life as a full-time mother is.
However, days like when she first took her steps, said her first word, smiled for the first time, I don’t regret my decision of staying at home and being a full-time mom. It’s what I wanted. It’s what gives me true joy.
So irrespective of what you do, whether you choose to be a working mom or a full-time mom. It’s what u choose. Its what you like doing. Don’t be sorry, don’t regret your decision. Embrace every moment and let your child be proud of what you do. At the same time, do take care of yourself.
Love to all the mamas. Be strong, be safe.

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