Tag: SAHM versus FTWM

03 July 2007, Tuesday

I got tagged by WMD on this one. Personally, I was hoping no one would ask me because deep down I wish I could be a SAHM. I know, I know the grass is always greener on the other side…. I am currently a FTWM, used to be a SWG (Single Working Gal) then met my husband and became a MWG (Married Working Gal). Hee hee hee.

Anyway, back to the tag: Top 3 reasons why I choose to be a FTWM, mind you it's like a tussle and needed to get my thoughts straight:

Angel : I would love to stay at home and take care of Aiden, maybe make money via PPP or something. Cook healthy food, and have dinner ready for hubby by the time he comes home. Also, have loads of time to tend to my garden.
Devil : But then again, I get bored easily and am afraid I don’t have enough patience with kids. I'm okay to take care of babies/toddlers over the weekend, over the holidays, but day in day out? What if I get mad or frustrated with my kids and start smacking them? Personally, no offence to SAHM's – I think you are the best, but it's probably not my cup of tea. Well, not for now anyway.

Angel : When I go happen to be on leave and go shopping on a weekday, I've come to realize that it's such a wonderful wonderful feeling not having to queue at the cashier, plus I get good parking spots. You'll find SAHM's and the likes out shopping or having a cuppa then. I feel so envious as they have no cares or worries.
Devil : I'm quite an independent gal and of course still need to pamper myself now and then. If I don’t work, then how am I going to pay for this, this and this? And for the baby, this, this and this?

Angel : A job's a job. SAHM is also a job. Just that you're rewarded in a different way. And I'm sure I can get used to Aiden's laughter and smiles. I will also get the opportunity to hear him say his first word, take his first step and experience with him the wonders of life.
Devil : I've got a stable job, don’t need to work late, plus I get comprehensive medical coverage for the family. The company I work in believes in personal and leadership development and that is very important to me, considering the line of work I'm in. I shouldn’t be complaining too much because the company provides flexi work arrangement and believes in work life balance.

So there you go, verdict is in ~ I'll stick to wearing Prada for now :)

Here’s how it works:
1. So easy peasy, if you were given a choice, would you be a SAHM or FTWM? Just provide 3 darn good reasons.
2. Include your post link to the list below and Finally,
3. Tag another three mommies
1. Immomsdaughter prefers to be a SAHM
2. Miche prefers to be a SAHM too.
3. SYH prefers to be a PTWM.
4. Shoppingmum is definitely a SAHM material.
5. WMD definitely prefers FTWM
6. Milkmaid prefers to be a FTWM
Finally, let's hear from other mummies:


WMD: Wife, Mother, Daughter said...

Thanks. So fast you did it.

mommy of 2 angels said...

hahaha...FTWM works for u leh!

Anggie's journel said...

hi .. i m first time leaving comment to ur blog. Very interesting answer to this tag and very true, inside us there's always angle and devil talking and whisper to us...
what a wonderful boy u have. :)

iml said...

Out of necessity than choice, I have been a SAHM for the past 15 years and still the angel and the devil in me are constantly battling. Given a choice, I still think the best solution is PTWM. Gives us that bit of sanity and independance we so sought after.

milkmaid said...

WMD : Was abit free on that day..:)

Mof2Angels: Haha, looks like it

Anggie : thanks, and that goes the same for yours too..

Iml : Yes, that's also a good combo.

G @ mommibee.com said...

thanks for this tag. hv saved and will do it. sori, had been MIA for awhile, only realized u tagged me now :)