Sunday, October 08, 2006

Wasted

I went to college. I earned my degree. I went to work with that degree. I had a baby. I stopped working. I am a stay at home mom.

Apparently to some, it has been a waste.

May I say here I strongly disagree?

I STRONGLY DISAGREE!

Yes, I am not actively using my degree to work in a career that pays me money. BUT, how narrow minded to think my time, my intelligence, has been wasted.

Would it have been better for me not to go to college? Should I have just went from high school and straight into motherhood? Does that make more sense?

In everything I've done, I've gained knowledge. I've gained life experience. I'd like to think I have matured and gotten smarter (if not more redundant).

I have had the marvelous chance to stay at home with my son. It gives me enormous freedom and opportunity to teach him what I know. Isn't it our goal as parents to smooth the way for our children as much as possible? How can we do this if not through knowledge?

The time I spend with my son is not a waste.

The time I spent thinking about this, justifying my decision... now that is a waste.

3 comments:

Alwyn said...

I agree with you. Everything we've done in the past has helped form us into the kind of person we are today. You have a wonderful opportunity to stay at home with your son. Nothing wrong there. Besides, you also have something to return to someday if you choose to do so.

KU said...

I'm sure you're blogging because of what a certain relative said. Consider WHO it came from, and that should make you feel better.

Anonymous said...

Being a parent is the most important job you will ever have.
No job you will ever have will compare to the gratification you will get in raising a child that is
happy, confident and secure in who they are. That comes from you and what you teach them. And along the way if you are lucky you will learn from them what we forget as we grow older and that is to love
without judgement.