Tuesday, May 5, 2009
What Am I Worth?
I saw a news story on GMA this morning that they've upped the amount that stay-at-home moms are worth...$122,000! Those that work at home add another $74,000. Wonder if homeschooling 5 children, teaching Bible studies and writing counts for anything?
I actually think there is no monetary value that can make up for what I do. Besides that, I have yet to see one darn penny and I have almost 17 years of back pay coming to me. Checks must have gotten lost in the mail! LOL!!
The truth is, I would (and do) do what I do for free! I get to share life with 5 of the most awesome kids on the planet! Add to that one amazing man and I would feel bad for even thinking about accepting a salary for what I do!
Now don't get me wrong, there are days (like today) when I am ready to rip my hair out, but then one of them tells me they love me, gives me a hug, thanks me for something or asks to be rocked and I realize...there is no place on the planet I would rather be.
So corporate America, you can quit trying to pat us on the back with your platitudes about how much we're worth! We love our job! We're raising your future and that, my friends, is priceless!