Friday, August 20, 2010

Half-full

I realize, my attitude towards this working mom thing is all wrong. All the while I've been complaining about how difficult it us to keep a job and raise a baby at the same time, when I should be thankful I'm able to do both.

Half-full

I can't help it, sure. I'm a mother first and everything else, second. So most days, I just want to stay home and take care of Malik. I want to watch him do crazy things at home - like dive for the remote control or shout at the top of his lungs because his toys get him all revved up. I'd like to be able to cook for Malik on demand, make puppets for him, teach him magic tricks... 

But in the years to come, I'd also like to be able to bring Malik to the office to attend the Christmas parties that companies throw for their employees' kids every year. When I get mopy, I think about how proud Malik will be when he sees Mommy at work. I can go to his school on career day, and lie to his classmates about how glamorous and fulfilling it is to be a lawyer. Haha

"Bye, Mommy. See you in 9 hours!"

Plus, let's admit it. I sometimes like the reprieve that I get from child-rearing when I go to work on weekdays. In the same vein, when I get tired of all the meetings and the pleadings and the standard office banter, I take comfort in the fact that at 5:00 P.M. I get to take off my company I.D. and come home to my poging poging son.

I get the best of both worlds. And since today is a Friday, I will be enjoying the better world of full-time parenting for two whole days. Woohoo! I'm off! Happy weekend everyone!

Ang sarap.

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