… it sucks!
This is how my day went yesterday:
Get up at 4:30 am. Attempt to feed baby, then pump after trying unsuccessfully for ten minutes to wake him (did I mention how much I HATE pumping???). Get ready for school. Leave home at 6:00 sharp so I can swing by Walmart to pick up pipe cleaners (which I thought I needed, but actually had plenty of). Arrive at school by 6:50ish and attempt to get a few things done (that I am behind on because I now spend pretty much all of my planning period and lunch pumping) before my bright-and-early 7:15 breakfast duty. End-of-the-year crazy kiddos all day(200 of them), then stay for a faculty meeting after school until 4:30. Or 5:00, since it ran a little long. Stop by the store to pick up milk, hit the horrible evening traffic, and finally make it home at almost 6:30; a mere twelve and a half hours after I left. Leftovers for supper while I feed a cranky, hungry baby (one handed!) who, after eating, promptly falls asleep for the night. 7:30. Yeah. I got to spend whole hour with him. Oh, and then I fall asleep on the couch myself at around 8:00. Wake up and do it all again this morning. This is no way to raise a child…
Seriously, I would give up my house for a dumpy apartment, live on dried beans, and drive an old junker or even bicycle before I would do this long term.
IT’S JUST NOT WORTH IT!
I could go on and on about my views regarding families who choose to have two working parents and let someone else raise their kids for them, but somebody’s bound to get offeneded. So I won’t.
Maybe someday I’ll try to write something nice and non-offensive, and polictally correct on the subject. Right now I’m just too worn out from my day as a working mom:-)