9 year old want me to have a job

Melanie - posted on 08/18/2017 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Slight dilemma with my 9 year old daughter. She has been really wanting me to get a job the past few days. I am thinking she may feel embarrassed because I am a SAHM to her and her brother. I am in my 40's so I do enjoy this time with them and being home. My hubby own his on business and he wears a lot of hats so it's fairly constant. They are busy like most kids so If I was working they would not be in the activities they are currently in. I do volunteer at their school and church, but I am feeling a little guilty that she feels this way. Any advice?

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Dove - posted on 08/18/2017

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Talk to her about it and let her express her feelings, but also inform her that being a SAHM IS a job. Sure, you don't get financial reimbursement, but raising other human beings is the MOST important job a person can have.

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Michelle - posted on 08/19/2017

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Also let her know that if you worked she wouldn't be able to do all the activities she enjoys now. She would also be home alone a lot and you wouldn't be able to go to see her whenever she gets awards or anything like that at school.

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