SAHM Looking for Work

So I am now in the second month of staying home all day with kids in school. I hate to admit it but I am enjoying myself. From 8:20 until 3:20 p.m. it is me and whatever I decide to do with myself. I have done lunch with friends several times, quite a bit of volunteering at school, movie-watching while cleaning or folding laundry. Now have I added any money to the family kitty? Well, no. Have I taken money out of the family kitty? Well, no since I don’t shop.

Husband is exerting a little pressure through his “look for a job” conversations. I have applied for two jobs, but frankly my requirements for a job are limiting my choice. Must have school hours, not a home-based job, and not requiring afterschool care. So I am left with nothing. Oh, I know that there is something out there for me. Just need to give myself this semester to enjoy my time alone.

In my defense the house has never looked cleaner and I am cooking meals from scratch, which is a bonus since we need to eat dinner at 4:30 due to afterschool activities.

Check back with me in December or next week if husband’s hints get more intense.

3 comments for “SAHM Looking for Work

  1. Rebeckah
    October 2, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I am so glad you are having a little break! AND, I am WAY jealous that your house is so clean. Even though I am home a lot, it is hard for me to get motivated to clean the house. I also love that you are cooking meals from scratch! I know that is delicious!

  2. bernthis
    October 4, 2008 at 6:08 am

    Sometimes you need to take a little time off and regroup. I feel so guilty when I’m not working. I’m now trying to limit my time at the computer and then say “enough” and do what I love to do most, READ a good book. Nothing beats that, nothing.

  3. Minivan Mom
    October 10, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I’m glad you are enjoying it. I was a SAHM for the first time in 8 years of motherhood from Sept-Dec in the fall of 2006 (have always worked full time other than that), and I hated it. I couldn’t handle the lack of structure and not bringing in money. Now that I am back to regularly working 50-60 hour workweeks (more when grades are due), I really wish I had enjoyed and appreciated that downtime with the family. I think the perfect solution for me would be working part-time, but I haven’t figured that scenario out yet!

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