Hare Krishna Dear Devotees,
I am a home maker who quit working a year back to take care of my toddler. My baby will turn 2 soon. This past 1 year have been the happiest moments of my life and I completely cherish being the primary caretaker of my kid.
Today, as usual, I took my daughter to the park to play where I met another toddler with his grandfather. The grandfather asked me what do i do. I said im a home maker. Then he said why are you still at home now that your daughter is almost 2 and has grown up. I said i dont feel like going back to work. He said very soon she will start schooling, how will u kill time. I didnt know what to reply. The man had his son as well as daugter in law working and probably wasnt appreciative of ones who dont work outside.
When i decided to quit working it wast an easy decision. It was a very high paying job and i had to kill my ambitions. But i dont regret my decison at all. But somehow, the conversation today made me feel depressed. I am unable to express my feelings as I myself am unable to understand the exact thoughts running through my head. Is it that my sacrifices have no value at all in the eyes of society? is it that my daughter would have had as much a beautiful childhood she is having now had I been working? Do kids of working mothers have the same level of emotional, mental and physicall stability as those of stay at home moms?