I'm a mom.
I'm also a full time employee.
I'm also a part-time grad student, at 6 hours per semester.
I also commute over an hour to work 5 days per week.
I miss my son all the time.
I don't really want to get into it all just now...but I don't like being judged for the choices I've made regarding parenthood, regarding my "working-mom" status, or regarding my choice to return to school right now.
I've got a limited window of opportunity for "free" school (I get 20 hours waived for returning within 5 years of getting my bach. degree...plus I get tuition reimbursement...)
This is my life right now.
It's not super easy.
We're all making sacrifices.
But I won't tolerate anyone saying or implying that I am a bad mother for not staying at home.
....and if it happens again, I probably won't be such a little people pleaser & sit there & take it.
I'm a MOM!
I GO TO SCHOOL!
...but, I'm still the one who gets up at 5 to start my day. I'm still the one who wakes him up every morning. 5 nights a week--I'm there for dinner & playtime, and rocking until he goes to sleep. On the weekends---he's generally with ME!
So, nobody has any room to judge me, or comment on my life right now until they walk in my damn shoes for a week.
...if you disagree with my choices, tough sh*t.