In short, no.
In my heart, I would much rather be a SAHM. I have this idyllic picture of it, where I invite other kids over to play, and go on lunch dates and introduce my toddler to the library. I'd work on the house projects that have been long forgotten, like painting our bathroom and taking down some old wallpaper.
I would go to the teacher supply store and buy educational items with which to tempt him away from the television. And sometimes, I would give in and watch Disney Channel with him.
I would bake bread. I would bake pizza dough! I would grow better flowers. I would take us to the neighborhood pool in summertime. I would work out. I would write a book.
…Yeah. Right. I know it wouldn't be all roses and sugarplums. Not by a longshot. I know I would be frustrated by all the trials of being a full-time, on-the-job mom without my 9-5 reprieve.
But looking at it from this vantage point, I would not ever allow myself to complain about those things, because they would be treasures to me.