Today, I got my first paycheck as a stay-at-home-mom! Here it is:
Since Little Sweets is 2 1/4 years old now, that means my salary as a stay-at-home-mom thus far has been $254,745. My mom's earnings total $2,417,003 from her 22 years of raising three children as both a working mom and a stay-at-home-mom.
Playing pretend is fun and in this case, gratifying, to put a number on all that hard work we moms do each day (hour). But it goes without saying that I would trade $113,220 annually to be with my baby girl who is turning into a little lady before my very eyes. Otherwise, why would I keep doing what I do?
Give your Mom (or yourself!) a paycheck today. Or like most of us do already, trade the paycheck in for hugs, kisses and love... and make all the work worthwhile.
Thank you, Mom, for the 2.4 million dollars' worth of time, love, attention, discipline, wisdom and strength you've given me.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies!