Yet, at the same time, I wouldn’t trade being a mom for anything. Even though I may not get the same praise or credit that I did as a teacher, it doesn’t matter because I know that there is great value in staying home with Blake. It has been an interesting transition to go from juggling a classroom of kindergartners to focusing all my energy on just one child, and I have to say that I have absolutely loved it.
I am grateful that I got to use my degree and teach for a few years. I think it makes me appreciate more the opportunity to raise a child on those days when I don’t receive as much verbal recognition. I’m glad that I could experience both, and who knows, maybe I’ll go back someday. For now, an hour at school was enough to last me for awhile, and I’m going to enjoy giving all of my energy to Blake.