August 09, 2009

Can I Be a SuperMom?!?!

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I AM SCARED TO DEATH!!! Really. I just want to go crawl under my bed and hide! Ok, maybe not under my bed, maybe just in my bed. But I do want to hide! Why? Because I got a job!! I know, most people would be jumping for joy (especially with this economy right now). But I'm terrified to start working.

I've been a SAHM to my 3 little guys since Little Man was just a baby.... almost 5 years! And starting this Tuesday I'll be working full-time as school counselor at my county's alternative school. I am really excited to start my job. I know I'll LOVE it! But it's going to be so hard to leave my babies, especially little Bear, who just turned 4 months old last Monday.

I think my biggest fear is whether or not I can really pull off being a SuperMom! Can I really take care of a home and my family while working full-time? Sure, other moms do it all the time! Key word in that statement: OTHER.

Can I live up to the definition of a SuperMom?

Here's how Merriam-Webster defines a Supermom:
Main Entry: su·per·mom
Pronunciation: \ˈsü-pər-ˌmäm\
Function: noun
Date: 1974
: an exemplary mother; also : a woman who performs the traditional duties of housekeeping and child-rearing while also having a full-time job

Wow! Exemplary?! And since 1974? Hmmm.... I wouldn't have guessed that this term had been around that long. I guess all my lovely mental pictures of carefree days in which the mothers didn't work aren't from the 80's!

I know what you're thinking.... "Geez, Heather! Come on! Suck it up and just do it!" Ok, ok. I will. Just please say a little prayer for me on Monday evening! I'll keep you posted with how it all goes!


Kacee said...

you go girl!!! you can totally do it!!!
i've been working since noah was about 8 weeks old i think, and it's hard, and yes you hate to leave them, but you will make it work!!! and of course, getting a paycheck makes it all worth it too!! :)
you are a SUPERMOM!!

Ryan said...

I have a feeling you will do great!. It is difficult but manageable!! I miss playgroup lol

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Heather you are an awesome mom and going to work isn't going to change that. Your kiddos know you love them. They say mothers that have a full-time job outside of the home become organized, so maybe this will help you all get a routine going that will turn out even better than you think. Plus if the kids aren't home as long there is less of a mess getting made! Yeah! :)

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Heather said...

How funny that both of us "Heather's" were blogging about the whole "how do other moms do this?" dilemma only a few days apart. It's so good to know you are not alone. Doesn;t it seem that other moms have it all together?

MDtripmom said...

Congrats on going back to work! I used to work in a school setting as well and wonder if I'll ever make it back. I guess we have the "Supermom" thing in common because I get called that all of the time because I have toddler triplets although I don't really fit the definition because I don't have a full-time job out of the home but isn't being a SAHM a full-time job?! OH and I'm from MD too!