Monday, June 29, 2009

Mom's World

What world do you live in? The "real" world, or Mom's world?

It's weird being a Mom. There are no "Mom Schools". You never receive any formal training. And yet, it's really one of the most important jobs there is.

As Moms, we are (partly) responsible for bringing up and training the next generation. Who they will become has a great deal to do with how well we do. From the day they are born, they are watching us. When I see Elise take a toy and slam it down in frustration; it looks all too familiar. Now where would she pick something like that up? Oh yeah... me. I do that too when I'm upset. Well, I don't use a toy, but you get the picture.

I graduated from the "real" world to Mom's world on a rainy evening September 4th, 2007. I had taken a few measly childbirth/breast-feeding/how-to-keep-your-baby-alive classes, but there is nothing like practical experience. I felt wholly unprepared for my new life.

I have so many hats these days, I'm running out of places to hang them all. My resume includes; CFO, COO, teacher, chef, chauffeur, maid, dog walker, and errand girl. Just over the past year I have added nurse, nutritionist/dietitian, and pancreas to that list. I wonder how much a pancreas earns in the real world?

I bet my yearly salary would be a cool half mil in the real world. But here in Mom's World my salary is kisses, cuddles and hugs.

Would I trade it? Nah. Money can by lots of things, but your little girl coming up to you and saying, "ah la oo" (I love you), has no price tag and could never be bought.


Janice said...

You are SO right:-) The hugs and kisses more than make up for the lack of salary we receive. Well, except maybe for being a pancreas. That, I think, you should be paid for;-) Wonder who would sign that paycheck! You are a wonderful mommy and Elise is so blessed to have you:-)

MaRia said...

Being a teacher--$35,000/ year
Dog walker--$13,000 /year