Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #52

13 Great and Not-So-Great Things about Staying at Home

Since my sudden dismissal from my employment (I'd rather not talk about it right now!), I have decided to become a Stay-At-Home-Mom. After two weeks, here are my thoughts:

  1. I still have to get up, but I don't have to shower and put on makeup. Instead, I have to get everyone else up and going.

  2. I do a lot more cooking now: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I even make a lunch for my husband to take to work.

  3. The house will get and remain cleaner now that I have the time. But because of #2 above, I have more dishes to wash--and no dishwasher.

  4. I can devote more time to the garden.

  5. The kids love that I'm home. But that also means that I have to figure out what to do with them.

  6. I thought that being home would give me more time to listen to NPR. I was wrong. My local NPR station suddenly switched to a Christian station, but until they get their programming together, they are playing CHRISTMAS MUSIC. YUCK! I can't seem to get other NPR stations either. So I'm in an information blackout.

  7. My need for high-speed internet access is painfully apparent. I can only use dial-up and that's about 28.8 or 32 bps.

  8. I don't have TV either, but that doesn't seem to be a problem, yet.

  9. My dog seems to love having us around all the time. But now he insists on going in the car to pick up my son from school.

  10. My 2-year-old can now concentrate on potty training.

  11. I know I'll miss "adult" interaction with the people I used to work with. Now I spend my day arguing with my 2-year-old or talking to the dog. The cat just ignors me.

  12. I'll also miss the unconventional work environment I was in, especially the three office dogs and three office cats. One of the last things I did at work was a disciplinary hearing with the boss and I had a cat butt in my face.

  13. Naps in the afternoon. Ahhh.


Janet said...

That's alot to get used to! At least the dog and kids are happy :-)

Lori said...

Ohhhh, wouldnt it be great to stay home and not have to deal with nitwit's all day. Maybe if I win the lotto;)Lucky you!

Unknown said...

I LOVE staying at home.

It means I have more time to point out the stuff my son hasn't done that I've told him to do 387 times already...

kuanyin333 said...

Nothing like cat butt in your face! :-) Happy TT!

Marie said...

the good outweighs the bad, i guess!!! great list this week!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a really good change for your family, good for you! Happy TT13

Anonymous said...

I thought my house would be cleaner when I started staying home more too...but because I spend more time here it is actually messier. I think being home will be a good change.