staying at home to take care of baby

Philippines
January 23, 2010 3:53am CST
one of my clients told me to get a sitter. he said why waste time taking care of a baby, because he also tells this to others, when you can go hire a sitter for a certain amount and earn so much in the process? what he is saying is that, if you earn like P15,000 a month, then hiring a sitter for only p2,000 is worth it. you get to earn and also provide for the needs of your child. but i highly disagree with him. for me, taking care of my baby and investing my time and effort on her is time and effort well spent. next to my husband, my baby is my priority. i consider her my primary ministry. the fact that God has entrusted her to me is my greatest responsibility and rearing her to become the image and likeness of God is my primary goal. may all mothers be encouraged if they think that staying at home and taking care of the kids is the lowliest degradation that they got. take care all and long live mothers! God bless you! :D
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@Wizzywig (7859)
23 Jan 10
It depends on WHY a person wanted to have children in the first place I guess. My personal feeling would be that its a waste of time becoming a parent if you just intend to dump your baby on someone else !! - but, that's just based on my personal choice at the time and is not intended as a condemnation of those who prefer to purchase outside childcare. We all have to do what we feel is best for ouselves and our families. I do think a mum needs time away from her children sometimes to be herself and I know that many mums need to work at least part-time for financial reasons. I also appreciate that its good for a childs social development to have the company of other children and adults. Enjoy your children... they grow up so fast!
• United States
5 Feb 10
i completely agree with you... if you wanted to have children just to pawn them off on others than why would you have children in the first place... and yes they do grow up fast... i enjoy every moment of my daughters life... because i stay at home and take care of her...
• United States
5 Feb 10
i am a stay at home mom as well and i wouldnt trade it for the world...i love being at home with my daughter... i never get to miss n e thing... i was there when she took her first steps and when she said her first words and all that... i dont trust n e one else to take care of my daughter... i think that the best babysitter is the parents... sure we all need a break after a while but its not like we are never going to go pick up our children... im not saying not to hire a babysitter... but what i am saying is why pay someone to watch your child if you have family that can do it or if you stay at home any way... like i said i stay at home because i dont trust any one to watch my child... ive heard all the horror stories about hiring a babysitter and then something terrible happens... i just prefer not to take any chances...
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 10
My mother is now very sorry because I did not take care of my children well. I missed my child's development. I am now eager to get back to the time my son was a baby. now I think staying home and raising children is the most noble work for a woman.