my observations of being a working mom vs Stay-at-home-mom
The window clings K and I put up today. She designed them :)
I recently quit my job. I had a great paying flexible job. Meaning I could take time off if I needed too or leave early/come in late if I needed too. It was nice to have the adult interaction and feel like I was doing something important.
We have recently moved, DH is in the Air Force, it goes with the territory.
At the moment I am not working. I may try to find a job in the future, but right now I am perfectly happy staying home. It has it's good points and bad. My observations are:
WORKING: what I miss ~the adult interaction of having a job ~ making my own money and being able to spend it how I want ~feeling like what I do daily matters to others ~ random funny things that would happen on a regular basis ~ the randomness of my day when I worked What I don't miss: ~ waking up early and having to get ready ~trying to figure out what I am going to wear and then it not look right and have to find something else ~feeling guilty if I had to take a sick day because K was sick ~feeling guilty that I was working and not there for K when she got home from school and be able to help her with homework or have snack with her ~not having time to cook a decent dinner ~spending most of my Saturday cleaning and doing laundry because I didn't have time to do it during the week. ~being too tired or not have enough time to play games with K when she wants.
those are just a few off the top of my head.
I think even though I feel pressure to have a spotless house, workout and have a good body (I'm still working on that one!) and be "super mom". I wouldn't trade it in right now. There are some days when I don't want to do anything but I feel guilty if I don't do it. Technically it is my job now.
Right now I am going to put vacuuming and toilet scrubbing on hold to play a game with K. since she is home sick today. I love that I can do that and NOT feel guilty that I am taking a sick day especially since she isn't sick today, but she hasn't been fever free for 24 hours yet so she can't return to school. I would have felt like we were both "skipping". I can deal with not having my own money it has brought us all together more as a family. We discuss purchases now. We have more family time since all of my housework and laundry are done during the day. K helps me make a healthy delicious dinner every night and we have time to bake and do things together.
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a stay-at-home mother/homemaker. I just recently became this. I was working for the Air Force until we recently moved. I have decided to start blogging in some of my spare time. I love to write. I post what is on my mind. Sort of a thinking out loud on the computer. I am a mom/wife/sister/daughter/friend/cook/housekeeper/hairdresser/chauffeur/personal shopper/nurse/caretakers/gardener/teacher/lover of Jesus/and a normal girl who sometimes has too much to say and no one to say it too.