I had it all planned out: I left work a little earlier than normal, I had a route home that avoided the major roads and I was excited. I was going to make it to my son's school in time for curriculum night.
|There is never enough time, is there?|
He wasn't upset with me - he was happy to get more books at the fair - but I was upset with me. I had really wanted to be there for him.
It is these types of moments that make me wonder if his life might be better if I was a stay-at-home Mom. After all, most Americans think that children are better off with a stay-at-home parent.
But then, I start to think about my job and how much I love it. And how much easier our lives are with two income earners. What would my son's life be like if I was home for him in the afternoons but we didn't have that extra income?
Like most parents I think about the life balance I currently have and always wonder if it is the right one. There is no easy answer.
But who said having children would be easy?
Are you a working parent who wishes they could stay at home with your children? Tell me in the comments.