A letter to my friend, the working mama
Girl, I totally respect you for what you do. Your kids will too one day, trust me. Maybe you’re out there chasing your dreams and fulfilling goals left and right. Maybe you are working because you don’t have a choice, or maybe you aren’t in your dream job right now but stay at home mom life just isn’t your jam. But you’re doing what’s best for your family and that is wonderful.
I love being your friend, and please know that our friendship means a lot to me. Whether I have known you for a few years, or just met you recently, I really value our relationship! A girl needs a village, and you’re an important part of mine.
Sure, we may not talk very often. Sometimes we go weeks without talking, and then I’ll get a text from you about your child’s newest milestone or about something you saw that reminded you of me. Often times you won’t hear back from me until the next day because I looked at my phone when I was pulling a writhing wet baby out of the tub. I DID text you back…in my head. A few times, actually. You don’t mind that you don’t get a response, or that my response is vague or short. Thanks for understanding.
I understand too. I understand that I might text you in the morning about hanging out soon and not get a response until that evening. Or three days later. I know you don’t hate me, it’s just hard to text between your demanding job and your demanding toddler.
It’s okay that we try to hang out every other weekend or so, and almost never do.
For me, the weekend is when I get to spend quality time with my husband, or when I go out of town. For you, it’s the same I’m sure, except that you probably spend the weekends catching up on stuff from the previous week or prepping for the week ahead.
Not only do I value our friendship, but I love seeing our babies grow together. This is their journey too and I sincerely hope they stay friends for years to come. As our children get older, hit milestones and sometimes do things that are totally weird, I love that I can text you and you will be able to completely relate. Even if you don’t text me back 😉
I’m a stay at home mom and you are a working mom. Our jobs are both so important and valuable! What do we have in common? We are moms. Pretty dang good ones at that. We love our babies and we are doing the absolute best we can for them.