“So you are now staying home to look after your kid?”
“Are you planning to go back to work?”
What do you mean am I “planning to go back to work”?
I’m working now, ain’t I?
24 hours standby a day, 7 days a week.
No rest, No public holidays, No “damn, can I change an alarm clock?”
The daily reminder of a totally dependent, hungry/whiny child starts at 630 am every day.
If I’m the one looking after someone else’s kid in say, a childcare centre or as a nanny, I can earn up to SG$2400 per month. Or maybe $700 if I’m a maid.
So what’s the net worth of a SAHM?
To that, I’d like to ask… How do you measure the times of a day? A year?
In seconds? In minutes? In daylights and midnights?
How do you measure love?
The times it took your breath away? The number of each pit-pattering of your heart?
How do you measure the value of a child?
The times he looks up and smiles? The number of “Mama” or “Papa” he calls?
Cries? Laughs? Sings?
I’d say the net worth of an SAHM is endless. Just like the value of a child.
You can’t buy something like that.
And you can’t measure the net worth of a SAHM.
So stop asking whether I’m going back to work.
Because I’m already working. And proud of it.
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