This week’s question:
Although I have been a working mom for MOST of my 7 years as a mom, I did have the opportunity to stay home for about 6 months (when my older boys were under 1 and 2) and occasionally stay home while my husband works. Yesterday just happened to be one of those days. Yesterday, I dropped the boys off to school, hit the bank, went grocery shopping (with an almost 2 year old who chose to walk rather than ride and was super well behaved and only picked out a couple extra things), bathed the dog (a German Shephard who is pretty good but still not an easy task), cleaned out the fridge, took a ton of garbage out (couch cough won’t mention who didn’t take it out last trash day), did 3 loads of laundry AND put it away, made the little man a hot lunch, got him to take a nap, read books, played and danced with him, watch a little Baby Story, picked the boys up from school, got almost all of Johnny’s homework done, tracked someone down to confirm Cub Scouts was canceled and made dinner all before my husband came home! I’d give my right arm to be home everyday and be able to get my house under control again without the resentment of doing it on top of being gone over 8 hours a day. But since I wouldn’t be able to pay for the house if I didn’t go to work, I keep going.
So I’m not one to think I would prop my feet up all day or anything but I would LOVE to be a Stay at Home mom. I DETEST CLEANING and LAUNDRY and am NOT a fan of cooking, but it feels like I’m really doing something for my family when I do!