Can someone tell me HOW a mother of a four-month-old can possibly have time to be a vice-president of the United States??? NO baby deserves to be handed off to a "care giver" so mom can do her "job." Mom's job IS being mom! Note to Mrs. Palin: The right to life does NOT end at birth. YOU should be taking care of your baby and your other children! What kind of "family values" are you supporting?
I was NOT "lucky" to be able to stay home with my children. It was a CHOICE we made. Children are too important to be left in the hands of a care-giver. You never get that time back and before too long your baby is grown. Yes, it's a difficult job. I'd say it's probably the MOST difficult job you can have which is probably why so many women forsake it. It's intellectually challenging. "Mama, just HOW did that first person get borned?" It's tiring. "You want to climb to the top AGAIN?" It can be monotonous. "In the great green room there was a telephone and a red balloon and.........." But I am proud to say I was a stay-at-home mom and I would not have traded it for anything. Here's a picture of one thing I would have missed had I not been home:
And NO, she was not practicing to become a great pianist some day. She was PLAYING, which is the job of every child.