Thursday, 6 September 2007

Going To Work For A Rest!

As someone who both works outside the home (3 days) and stays home with the kids (2 days) I have to testify that being home with the kids is far and away the harder of the two! I’ve been at home on my own with the kids today for the first time in a fortnight (Kendo has been off work the last few weeks). I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently and I’ve noticed a couple of things.

At least while I’m at work:

I’m getting paid for doing stuff for other people

I can go to the toilet whenever I want to without being followed by at least two people

I can manage to drink a cup of tea while it’s still hot

Occasionally, other people make cups of tea for me

No-one shits on me

No-one pukes on me

No-one pees on me

I don’t have to pretend to be any one of a hundred different children’s TV characters – I can just be me

People call me by my actual name

I get to eat things other than partly squished, left over banana and previously chewed biscuits/breadstick

My lunch hour actually lasts an hour

Nobody tries to pummel by computer keyboard whilst I’m typing

My clothes can last all day without gathering an assortment of stains

I don’t have to discipline my colleagues for pushing/biting/shouting at each other

So, all you SAHM’s, if anyone every tells spouting that you have it easy being at home tell them to take it from me, going to work is a hell of a lot easier!

Roll on Monday, I’m off to work for a rest! ;)



Lou said...

Marie - LMAO!! Never a truer word written!

kim said...

LOL--I've been thinking a lot about this lately too!

Marmadaisy said...

What about those of us who stay at home and clean stables? Hmm?