Thursday, April 22, 2010
the parenting debate.
due mostly to our daycare woes, but also because i've been yearning to spend more time with cash, we've decided to re-arrange my schedule so that i can be with him during the day for a couple days a week.
on a really good day, i'm excited about all the fun things we are going to get to experience together.
on a not so good day...i wonder...what the heck am i thinking?
it's interesting...when we finally decided this is what we were going to do, some of our friends scoffed at the notion of not putting him in daycare (how will he develop social skills, i tell you!?)
other friends applauded me for devoting as much time as i can to being his mother.
being a parent automatically opens up every decision you make to the judgement of everyone around you.
no matter what, someone thinks that something we are doing is wrong and forever damaging to him.
they say parenthood is exhausting - it never occurred to me that some of the most exhausting moments would be explaining yourself and your decisions.