Stay at Home Mom and The Internet

April 18, 2013 by vjc  
Published in Motherhood

The journey and realization of a stay-at-home-mom.

I will not be a hypocrite in saying that I do not use the internet.  To be honest, I now couldn’t imagine life without it.  I know I could survive days without the internet – it was difficult but I had no choice because our internet connection was not yet installed when we moved house — but still I cannot deny the importance of it in this generation. 

I know everyone would agree with me when I say that our little ones are more important than the internet – that no matter how much fun we have when surfing online, playing with our child/ren is still the best and nothing can compare.

The moment I got pregnant, I know that I would want nothing more than being a stay-at-home-mom.  I want to be with my son every step of the way.  I want to witness every milestone.  I want to be able to be part of every minute of his fun, learning and growing up years.  I want to be his first best friend. 

It was not a difficult decision to make.  Even hubby wanted it no other way.  It was the option I prefer. It was THE choice I want.

I didn’t realize that being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) can be tiring.  Ok, not just tiring but stressful.  You do not really get to have time for yourself.  Gosh!  Even going taking a shower should be done the way the army does theirs – 5 minutes top.  It was a 24/7 job that feels like you’re always running uphill but have no power to stop because you might just cause heavy traffic.  You can’t back out now. This is what you wanted.

Don’t get me wrong.  I do not and have never regretted giving up my career to be a SAHM for my son. I may not love every minute of it but I still strongly believe that it was the best decision I’ve ever made.  Time flies fast and I know I would regret it if I wasn’t there.

But lately, things have been really different. 

My son is a toddler now and has been requiring more energy from me.  Alas!  His skills and intelligence are now shining through that every playtime and every moment can be a learning process for him.  But since the television, tablet, iphone, laptop and the internet are all within reach, these electronics have slowly crept into our lives and is most probably taking 2nd spot.

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