I think being a mom has made me a business wimp. I know this does not happen to all working moms, but I think it has happened to me.
All of the time I have spent with my kids telling them to be nice to each other, to share their toys and not call each other names has made me soft.
Now when I am at work, I am actually surprised when people try to under mind my work or lie to me. Before kids, I was sharp, I was able to see a 'con' coming a mile away. Now I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I don't understand why someone has to be mean.
I use to think that I was just tired, but I am not so sure anymore. I do think my kids have made me soft, and I am OK with that.
It does make things harder for me at work...makes going there no fun, but it is what it is. If becoming a mom has made me a nicer person and has made me aware to live by example for my kids, then I am OK with that.
So maybe I have lost my business edge and have climbed off the corporate ladder. But now, my kids recognize right from wrong and will call me out when I am 'misbehaving'. I love it!
I certainly don't feel like a wimp with my kids. With them, I feel like the most powerful person I can be.
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