I've spent the last week under the threat that I need to find a part-time job due to a very large tax bill. Talking with an older friend on Sunday opened my eyes to what an awesome job I currently hold, as a stay at home mom. Her view of being able to stay at home is not quite what happens but it sounded quite charming. My current life through her eyes:
"You have all day to keep a tidy house, keep the pantry and fridge stocked with plenty of healthy food for made from scratch dinners. Plus have time to play and tidy the children before Dad gets home. And of course meet him at the door refreshed and cheerful whilst a yummy dinner awaits him in the kitchen."
Uhhmm, yeah, that's exactly what happens! I didn't have the heart to contradict her as she has never had the opportunity to stay at home. Her view did make me rethink how lucky I have been and maybe I haven't done my best. Her little fantasy could be made a reality.
We received some very good news today. My husband landed a contract that will pay the taxes and allow me to continue being at home. But I am determined to be a better employee at my current cushy job.