Was reading Christabel’s entry on how she feels being a SAHM may be better for the kids academically n in terms of character building.
I do agree with her n little E gave me the chance to say home for this 1 year plus. Technically, I still have a helper n my mum helping out, did quite a few freelance writing assignments hence I think I had a much easier time than the mums who really manage all alone. I still can’t cook well except for simple porridge n noodles for the kiddos, mainly wat I do at home is taking care of the youngest, guiding the oldest in his school work, n playing with no.2. It was nice to spend time with them but frankly, I m also looking forward to starting work again.
If all goes well n little E adapts well to childcare, I would still prefer to work. But yet, I think it would be nice to have the financial freedom to stop work if I need to, say maybe C or D needs me to guide during their major exams etc. It is so true that even if we have all the money but the kids r not getting the guidance they need when they need it, once the time is lost it can never come back.
But if we buy the EC, then I would likely have to continue to work n may be unable to stop if I really need to. Really need to pray n consider this carefully.