I am so upset with my mother!!

United States
May 2, 2007 10:40pm CST
First let me say that I am a mariied 26 year old women with three kids. I have started a small in home daycare center. I have just started watching two children and may have two more in the next month. I told my mom aout it and she told me that I did not need to do this that I needed to focus on nothen but my own kids. But what she does not realize is that I am still focus on my children and I am doing what I think is best for my family. i am providing an income for my family and I am fulling my dreamand that is to teach children. I went to college and major in early childhood education. My goodness why can't she just be happy for me for once? I would love for my daughter to fullfill all her dreams.
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@Trace86 (5034)
• United States
3 May 07
I think what you are doing is wonderful! You get to use what you learned in college and do what you love. You get to spend time with your children and make a difference in other children's lives. And you will be bringing extra money into your home. I think your mom is just jealous because you are going to have it all. Congratulations!
• United States
3 May 07
I have to agree with you on all that you said. I am doing what I love and I think thta she may be a little jealous because a lot of people can not do everything that they have dream let a lone at once.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
3 May 07
I think it's a good idea, you can still make an income & take care of your children, even if there are other children around the place. I guess all 3 of your kids are below school age so it's not a bad idea to do while they're home. I think your Mum sounds a little old fashioned is all, nothing to worry about, she just wants to make sure that your own kids are taken care of, even if there are other kids around. Plus, daycare isn't an all the time thing, you have weekends free from it plus depending on when the other kids parents work, there might be morning & afternoon time just with your kids! I think it's a good idea, i'd do it myself too if the laws here were different but they require more from people to be able to take on other kids. I have a pen pal in the USA who does just whsat you're doing & she loves doing it - plus she can help with an income as well! Keep doing it, its always good for kids to interact with other kids too!
• United States
3 May 07
Yes all three of my kids are below school age they are 4 tom. 3 at the end of june and 2 at the end of may.
@dopey22girl (3326)
• United States
3 May 07
I think what you're doing is great. I am going to be a teacher, but for me it was a hard decision between being a teacher and doing what you're doing. I think your mom needs to realize that you are doing something you enjoy, and you are not in anyway shape or form neglecting your own children. Just keep doing what you're doing, and enjoy it at that! Congratulations on your accomplishment!
• United States
3 May 07
First thank you. It was kind of a easy decision for me with the fact that all my kids are very close in age.
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@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
4 May 07
I think it's a wonderful idea. If you really want to continue having a "Home Daycare" then that should be your choice and only your choice. You have your own family now and I'm sorry, but your mother just can't make you do anything you don't want to do. So if you love doing what you are doing, then keep it up! My mother was also into "Home Daycare" when I was a kid. She was a stay at home mom and she got bored and my dad helped her get her daycare license and she had a blast doing it at our home. She made money o the side doing this and it kept her busy during the days. I still remember my mom giving me attention and love. I loved having her home with me as a child. SOme are meant to be a home daycare teacher and some are not. If you got what it takes, good for you.