I had 2 very long 12 hour shifts this week. I love my job but sometimes I feel like I'm missing out on so much at home while I am there. I know this is the frustration and sadness of every working mom but I'm realizing almost 3 years into motherhood I have not come to terms with my working mom status. I have been in denial thinking my per-diem status made me more of a stay-at home mom that occasionally works.
This week while at work Will stood up next to Andy holding onto his leg, let go and started standing on his own. He has been a great stander holding on to things but had not yet had the confidence to let go. Andy called me at work to share the great news, Will hit another milestone! I was instantly jealous of Andy being at home and angry that I was at work while he got to share this great feat. I would have walked out that instant if I could have.
So this week I realized I am a working mom, regardless of the amount of time I leave, I am still missing out on great activities at home. My children are growing up and changing everyday, and some days I have to miss out on that. It is so sad but I know it's what I have to do for our family. How do all you other working mom's deal with being absent for milestones?
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