Tuesday, March 19, 2013

lil' random with a side of purple

 I feel like everyone I know lately has somehow been bringing up the debate of being a Stay At Home Mom or a Working Mom (I blame Marissa Mayer). I've discussed this with my friends, my family, my guy friends, my coworkers... the topic is relentless: What is the right way to raise your children?
The one thing I have determined is that there's no easy way to decide. My friends and I seem to narrow the dilemma down to two opposite yet negative ideas: We will either be scrapping all we've worked for educationally/career wise to spend all day every day with our kids, or we will continue to advance in our careers and lose out on the day-to-day preciousness of child rearing. Both options sound equally rough and stressful to commit to.
 Either way: I guess it made me thankful that I don't have to make that decision right now. I'm not married, not pregnant and not planning to be in the immediate future- so I've got some time to just chill, enjoy my paychecks, bask in my evenings that include my agenda only and just enjoy being a young(ish) girl who can just focus on me right now. And have a house full of glass furniture.

Selfish or not- I know it won't always be this way. And I just feel grateful for the time. Especially as I listen in on the scary discourse surrounding the topic on the reg'. Makes me just want to take a big, 'ol nap and implode my uterus.

I hope St. Patty's Day "tiredness" is officially behind you now- have a wonderful Tuesday!


Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

That is definitely a toughie! I have strong opinions about what I would like to do personally. All I know is raising kids is tough! After a few days with my sis and the babies I am ALWAYS happy to be single and selfish. Haha. I will cross that bridge when it happens ;)

Jeane M. said...

Aye this calls for a toast to all singles and parents for one tough job. Love the dress. Got my eye on your next posts.

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

It is a discussion that could go on for days, that's for sure! I give major credit to the moms who can stay home with their kids all day, every day and still have their sanity. I miss my kids dearly during the day while I'm working or at school, but then I'll have a couple of days with them when they're acting like total terds and I can't wait to get back to my little office where I can just sit and do my thing (or go into the bathroom by myself!). There is no right answer as to what's best, so just do what you're doing and enjoy your glass furniture while you can!!

Pat Hatt said...

For a second there I thought you were going to say you were going to pop one out lol yeah it is a big decision to make. If you can find a way to work from home though, best of both worlds, in a way. And get a crazy cat, you'll be prepared in more ways then one, but say goodbye to the glass furniture.

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

it's a hot topic right now and i am currently working at home due to the snow storm... i like the flexibility my job has. def a perk and i'd be non too pleased if it went away.

love the purple dress!

ff said...

It's such a tough decision. I think the most important part to remember is that the "right" answer is going to be different for every individual, and that right answer might change throughout your life depending on the circumstances. So important not to judge people for these decisions. That includes judging ourselves.

JW | PEONY said...

you've got the right mindset, along with one fabulous apartment and the best show ever on your tv ;)

Camila Faria said...

I must be really hard to balance both worlds. I'm also glad I don't have to think about this yet!


Panty Buns said...

I was once told that every day without having children is like a vacation. I think that's stretching it a bit, but (rant coming:): parenting responsibly is a lot of work.
Maybe that's why there were so many unsupervised kids brought up and brainwashed by television while I was growing up. Parenting can be hard work.
I wasn't allowed to watch TV until I finished my homework, which I never did.
In college we weren't allowed to use computers in the freshman year. Then again there are times when I regret very much that I never had kids.
Supposedly companies are not supposed to let women go for having children or to discriminate. Supposedly.
That decision was hard for me as a guy. It must be especially hard as a woman with a house full of glass furniture. The "terrible twos" are rough. It only takes a second.
I once had a shocking experience sticking screwdrivers in an electrical outlet as a kid - bzzzt! (I forget how old I was at the time).

Thanks for the Tuesday wishes. Have a wonderful Wednesday! P.S.: I love the colour of your dress!

Unknown said...

A debate i would rather stay out of, so dependent on the families personal situation. I don't even know what I would choose to do myself.
Love the purple!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

I couldn't agree more with everyone. Thanks for all your varied responses!

Brooke said...

Pretty makeup!

=) Brooke