As we all have kids moms are faced with the dilemma: job vs kids. This dilemma was easy for me to solve early on. Definitely, my kids come first. So I stay home and work once a week when Andy is home so we don't have any day care. We are always there for our kids. We are so lucky to have 2 flexible jobs that allow us to be at home more.
Last year I decided to try for a different job with shorter hours. So I applied at Kaiser which is closer, shorter shifts, and more pay. Great right?! Then I got pregnant and fired before my first day started. Job vs kids. I choose kids. I was happy to be having our little Will.
This year I tried again to get a job, closer, more pay, and shorter hours. It was something I always wanted to do also. Today I got the call I had been waiting for. The call for an interview. Again it came up, job vs kids. They wanted to interview me for a full time position. I had to regretfully decline the interview. I think I ruined any future chance I had to work there. But in any case, I am happy to choose my kids. I feel lucky to be able to be home with them as much as I can throughout this time in their lives. I just wish I didn't always have to make a decision. Fortunately, I love the job I have now, I just wish I could work 8 hours, or get a raise.
I am trying to not regret the loss of possibility so I will enjoy my sweet kids giggles and smiles today. They are the reason I am here. They are the greatest thing I will have ever accomplished.
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