I got to go to a spouses thing last night. One of the women there asked me if I was going to go back to work soon. I told her, "No. I'm really happy being a stay at home mom." And she said, "That's so good. I know it's better for the kids and all that, but I just couldn't do it. It just was not for me. I'd rather be working shifts in the trauma unit -it was less stressful than being home with my toddlers. I became a better mom when I went back to work. Good for you for being able to handle it."
And I thought her comment was sweet and validating and probably exactly the kind of thing I needed to hear last night.