Every parent knows they would do anything for their child. That little miracle you made from scratch only deserves the best. I am the mother to a wonderful 7-year-old little boy (we will refer to him as Baby D). It’s just the two of us and I do everything I can to keep our distinctive, little family thriving.
As with most parents, I work full time. While I am at work my son goes to school and to daycare. When Baby D was younger that meant he was with a babysitter for 9 hours a day. That’s 45 hours a week (including my commute) that someone else was raising my little nugget! It’s sad to think about. I still wish I could be more involved in his day but it’s much easier now that he is in school. I don’t have to feel so much like his daycare provider is more his mother than I am. Lucky for me, she’s awesome and I am beyond grateful to her and her family for treating Baby D like their own.
One of the hardest parts of working full time is missing out on my son’s daily routine. Yeah, we have our own time but I hate missing out on major parts like going to school. Once in a while, though, daycare will be closed and I get to come off the bench and partake in his day. Today was one of those days! I don’t take for granted the handful of days each year when I get to experience sending my son off to school with an “I love you” and seeing his smiling face when he comes out with all his friends. It’s the most rewarding feeling
Sometimes being a parent is the worst but you know what? More often than not, it’s the best! There is no better reason to keep charging through the difficult days than thinking of all the good you are doing for your child. It’s true that working 40 hours a week sucks when it means missing out on valuable time watching your child grow; but think of how much better their life is because of all that you sacrifice