A little taste...

I was on vacation this past week. It was what the news channels are all calling "staycations." And while staycations are more in response to the rising gas prices, my staycation involved staying at home and experiencing a little taste of what it might be like to be a stay at home mom. With me being in the home stretch of my pregnancy, I had some things to wrap up around the house before she gets here. Here was my to-do list for the week:

-Paint Story's letters for her room
-Go to Bed, Bath & Beyond to see if they have something for our silverware
-Barnes & Noble to buy a journal and write thank you cards
-Write and send thank you cards
-Knitting shop in Edwardsville (I want to learnt to knit!)
-Give Tucker a bath
-Hang pictures in Story's room

I completed all of those things! And while being a stay at home mom, that list will probably have more "laundry" or "grocery shopping" items, it was still nice to have a full list and complete all of those things before 4pm on Friday.

I also got a little taste of how lonely it will be. By Thursday, I was bored. Skip would be out late on Thursday, so I was by myself all day until about 9pm without anyone to really call or hang out with. I guess when I stay at home, I can join mom's groups? But those sound really lame and depressing. This week I had the option of maybe going out for lunch or going to a matinee, which is always fun, but when Story is here and we're on one income, I won't really have that option anymore. 

So I'm a little nervous about staying at home. What makes it easier is that I'm not super crazy about my job, and I won't miss it so it's not like I'm really sacrificing a career that I love. But I will miss being around people that can use the bathroom themselves and won't need three changes of clothes a day and it doesn't affect me if they get diarrhea.


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

All of my girlfriends who have gone the SAHM route were women who swore they never would, citing the reasons you listed. But, now they love it even more than they loved their jobs. I bet you will love it too. Good luck!

thebets said...

Hmmmm....maybe that's why we don't hang out more often...I usually change my clothes three times a day, but I CAN go to the bathroom by myself.

Josh said...

You make it sound as if you're buying gifts for your silverware.

"Hmm, what do you have that my silverware might enjoy? No, it won't like that at all. What do you have in blue?"

Oh Kate's silverware.

Anonymous said...

when you learn to knit and maybe crochet you will have plenty to be busy with..... I need an afghan.

xoxo MOM

Jo said...

you should totally learn to knit. Then learn to sew (if you don't already know how). Then you won't have to worry about mom's groups since you can just jam on your iPod all day, knit your own socks and sew your own underwear!

Don't knock it 'til you try it!