Go figure, right. This one is opinionated and is probably going to piss a few people off but I am going to do it anyway. Its been writing itself in my head for awhile, but today, in my PMS mood, post painful cortisone shot, I am going to unleash it. Hope my few readers don't dump me all at once.
Moms that are constantly talking about how hard it is to be a mom....YES. It is. I am a teacher and so I know how difficult young children can be, how exhausted they make you, the constant demands for attention....I do get it. But here's the thing: I had one dream my whole life. It was not to be a lawyer, or a doctor or a movie star. I wanted to be a mom. Because of fate, or whatever you want to call it, I am not a mom. I tried for 5 years with my ex-husband, and it was not going to happen. Now I am 36. I know some very brave women who are doing it on their own, but with my 10-12 hour days and low teacher salary, honestly, it does not seem like the responsible choice to do that. I may at some point change my mind. I feel like you who are constantly talking about how hard it is are taking for granted something that never was an option for some of us, although we wanted it terribly. I kinda want to tell you where to go.
That's all. Thanks for listening.