Mommy war, indeed.
Can I not say I made a sacrifice for my own family? I did. That has nothing to do with any other families or the choices they make. I hold no judgments on anyone else's family. Just my own.
Ok really? Someone can read this far into this thread and still make comments like this?
Saying that a mother who is working isn't sacrificing enough or being enough of a presence in her child's life is absolute crap. You have no idea why every mom in the world is working or what their situation is. Just because you made a sacrifice to stay home doesn't mean every mom has that choice. Sure, I could stay home. We'd be on food stamps and medicaid and every other bit of welfare we could get. That's a sacrifice? It's better to do that than work, which I'm fully capable of doing? Sorry, I feel it's better to provide for the family I chose to have than live off of other people just so I can act all high and mighty about staying home.
There are some awful sahp's out there. Staying home doesn't automatically make you a better parent.
Uh, no. Not really. Apparently you stopped reading before you finished the entire post.
Just FYI, this is the kind of language that I find has me rolling my eyes a bit.
I was at home with my son up to 16 months, when I got a nanny and WAHMd pt, and then went back to work full time at 22 months. My son was equally happy and well cared for during all those phases. If I had "sacrificed" to stay home with him he would have missed out on a lot at his montessori! So...that's why I just have to laugh a bit.
All our kids are doing fine. Yours, mine and the neighbours'.
For my second, I'm in a different place (my older son is in elementary, too) and in a way I would like to reorganize our lives to be home more...but I want to be able to afford the same preschool experience, so back I go.
ALL parents sacrifice for their kids.
I absolutely agree that ALL parents sacrifice for their kids. And I say it without rolling my eyes.
I thought my post was supportive of all mothers. That was my intent anyway. Oh well.