And where did that lead me? Just wishing that I could be a SAHM (or even a WAHM) because in reality I can't see me doing anything other than teaching. But in the end, I realized that I will never be a SAHM. Why? Well currently because it isn't a financial option. But more because of Payton. I want to be able to buy her things and take her places. And I don't want to have to worry if she asks for a $5 toy if we can or can't afford it. By the time she is big enough to really start wanting things, our student loans will be getting a little lower. Our credit cards will be nonexistent (well the bills will be) (FTR, we only have one that we are currently paying and it is interest free for 2 years, so I don't stress about that one because it will be paid off well before that.) My car will be paid off... assuming it doesn't fall apart from underneath us, we plan on keeping it. Another reason I will not be a SAHM- we either need to move in the next 5 years (thus paying more for a house) or put Payton in a private school. I am less than thrilled with the school she will end up going to if we stay here. There is too much to explain why, and I could be wrong, because right now, today, it is a good school. But things change and with everything going on with our school districts, I worry for this particular area's schools.
I only want the best for Payton. And what parent doesn't want the best for their child? So for her, I will keep working. (Unless of course we win the lottery... but ya gotta play it to win it, and since we don't play it, I guess that's a far fetched dream!) There are other "jobs" I wish I could have, but for now, those too are just dreams. And even if I could have those "jobs" they would start out slow and probably only be able to be used as supplemental income. But who knows what will happen in the future?
And if you read far enough to get to this point, thanks for "listening" to by babbling. And here is a cell phone picture I like to call "Social Networking for Babies"
|"I want to chat with Aubs Mommy"|