I’ve been a Stay at Home Mom for a little over two months now. Someone asked me last week if I missed work and I didn’t even hesitate when I answered no.
But that’s not exactly true. I do miss work, just not necessarily the work I was doing.
I miss the people.
I miss the act of contributing to a team.
I miss the constant brain activity and brainstorming.
I miss the excitement behind a new idea or successful campaign.
I am loving spending more quality time with my kids. And it’s definitely unveiled some new (and old) things about myself and personality.
1) I suck at arts and crafts. No really I do. I knew I wasn’t great but I am really really bad. I tried to make Bug a sword for his Halloween costume. It looked like…well I don’t know what it looked like, but I’m sure Bug could have done a better job. Hubby came home and made a new one. 100x better.
So pretty much I get out the crayons and markers and we have art time. I’ve seen some cool projects on blogs like TIP Junkie and others, but let’s be real here.
NEVER. GONNA. HAPPEN.
2) I have no patience. That topic has been covered ad nauseam but seriously, what the deuce?
3) I love play dates. By mid-week, I am in desperate need of some adult conversation (more than the 5 minutes I get at preschool drop-off and pick-up two days a week.) Call up another SAHM and VOILA, problem solved.
4) I didn’t realize how much personal stuff I was able to get done when working a full time job. Going to the dentist? Not a problem. Running a quick errand? Easy peasy. Now? I pretty much want to pull my hair out at the thought of loading up the kids to go somewhere for me. I pretty much pray that my mom or sister will be home if I have an appointment. I can do the grocery store with both, but I really prefer not to.
5) I forgot how lazy I can be. Being at home, it just stares me in the face. Take right now for instance. There are dishes in the sink that need to be washed and put away, but I’m choosing not to. I need to vacuum but don’t feel like it. The baby is asleep and Bug is at school. Now would be the perfect time…
I am sure more things will come to light as I continue my journey as a SAHM. It’s been a great ride so far and I’m hoping that by early 2012, I’ll have a nice balance of work and home.