Two accounts, four kids, summer classes, no helper. I am just thankful my mommy is here to see to my kids. I would have made this a reason to excuse myself temporarily from work but some tasks are just time-critical at this point that I can only pursue them.
Today, I was glad to see a break from the late night schedule and went home earlier than usual. I was so happy to get home while the kids are still awake! To others, this might sound trivial. But to a mom like me with a crazy schedule, the meager time I am able to talk to them and have dinner with the family is PRECIOUS. I got to chit-chat with my two girls before their bedtime, put my five-month-old baby to sleep and watch TV with hubby. My heart is just welling up with emotions while writing this article.
I do have a choice to just stay home but I choose to work part-time as well. Not that motherhood is insufficient, but having a life and a career aside from family life is important for my self-esteem. It keeps me sane. At the same time, I know, that if I have to choose between working and taking care of the kids, I will choose the latter.