It's officially been a little over a month since I started staying at home and I still love it! To me, being a stay-at-home wife is not just eating bon-bons and watching Netflix all day.
It's about organizing, running errands, cooking, cleaning, and sewing for my business.
I have been busier staying at home than when I was teaching four different English classes. When I tell my husband my schedule, he says it exhausts him just hearing about it. Ha! His schedule exhausts me. He has the 1.5 hour commute each way to work every day and he clocks in over 8 hours each day!
Since being at home, I've definitely had mixed reactions from friends and family. Some think it's great and see how happy I am now. Others think that I'm making a huge mistake and should "get a job."
I realize that in 2012 it's more uncommon for the wife to stay at home and look after her husband and the household, but staying at home is a job! It's rewarding and I work hard. I have days where I get more done than others, but the beauty is that I have all day to get things done so if I'm not feeling it one minute, I can go back and take care of it later.
Today's agenda includes: washing and changing the sheets, dishes, running to the post office, putting clothes away, sewing, making dinner, and general pick up of the apartment. It might not sound like a lot to some people, but once you start doing it, you realize how much you actually do!
Basically, we all have jobs. Some work at home while others work out of the home, but everyone does something that contributes to their family and that should be recognized and not devalued.