Is it wrong of me to be slightly jealous of my in-laws? They get to stay at home with my baby all day. They get to take him on little shopping trips, play with him outside, help him build towers with his new mega blocks, watch him dance, listen to him sing, teach him new words, and just be with him. Meanwhile I’m at work, making money so I can feed and clothe him and so he has a roof over his head while he lays in his crib dreaming at night.
I know that they only see him a few times each year and that they will cherish these few weeks that they have with him forever. But I can’t help but be jealous. I want so badly to be with him and judging from the grip he had on my neck this morning when I tried to leave, he wants me to be there too.
I wish I could be one of those working moms who actually wants to work.