I just completed my third week back to work. There are pros and cons to being a WOHM (I made that up...Work out of Home Mom) and pros and cons to being a SAHM (Stay at Home Mom).
I thought being a SAHM was much harder until I started learnign some cons to being a WOHM. As a stay at home mom (on maternity leave), I relished a couple hours here and there where I could go to Target or go get my nails done or see a friend. Now, I relish the time I have with Jack since I am away from him for nine hours every day. I had book club tonight but I couldnt go b/c I wanted to be here when Jack went to bed. He didn't get to bed until a little later than usual so I didn't go to book club. Tomorrow I have a meeting at church which I might end up skipping (I already feel bad b/c I skipped the last one too). I'm having a bunch of other moms over for brunch at 10:30 which of course I'm not skipping, plus it includes the babies! I have a gift certificate for a manicure/pedicure that I don't know when I'll use. I have things in my car I need to return and I don't know when I'll return them. My house is a mess. I have so many great friends willing to babysit but I don't want to give up any of the time I have with Jack so don't want a babysitter.
So in this way, I guess working is hard...But of course there are reasons why it is easier too.
Just a thought!