I could never be a stay at home mom. Now, I do not state this to start a blog war, to denigrate stay at home wives/moms or to criticize anyone’s choices for their family. I’m just saying that I, Nerd Girl, couldn’t do it. I could work from home – because I’d have something constructive to do for a majority of the day – but staying at home? Nope.
And yes, Lovegirl’s flu quarantine is behind this post 🙂
This day, much like yesterday, is dragging. There’s nothing I’m interested in on television. In the day and half that I’ve been home I’ve cleaned out my kitchen cabinets – including the removal of three cans of in-case-of-emergency fruit that had expanded almost to the point of explosion. Yuck. I’ve cleaned my bathroom, organized the junk drawer, mopped the kitchen floor and cleaned the guest bathroom. I’ve made a list of errands to run on Friday, washed and put away three loads of clothes, and considered cleaning the baseboards in the kitchen. A pot of chili and a pot of chicken noodle soup have been made.
Tonight, once she’s sleep, I’m tackling Lovegirl’s room with a discerning eye and a garbage bag.
Tomorrow I’m going to clean out the cabinet beneath the kitchen sink, bag up Lovegirl’s outgrown clothes, clean up my room, and maybe make a loaf of bread or some rolls. After that, I’ve got nothing.
Everybody that I know in real life works, so it’s not like I can call one of my girlfriends or get together for a leisurely lunch. Our budget doesn’t allow for mini-vacations (this is if Lovegirl wasn’t sick), and while I love to read, I have no desire to do so for 16 hours a day.
So, as much as there are days when I really don’t feel like going to work, I think that I can safely say I am not cut out to be at home all day every day. Now, if we were wealthy, that might be another story, but within the confines of our current income, nerp. I go to work!
Do you stay at home? What do you do to fill your days? If you don’t stay at home – whether or not you have children – what do you think you would do to keep you occupied if you did stay home? Do you feel the way I do when you’re home for more than a few days (vacations don’t count) or do you love it?