Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Silver lining after my hurricane.

During my 4 months maternity leave, I constantly wondered if I would enjoy being a stay at home mummy (SAHM).

In that 6 months (4 months of maternity plus 2 months of summer holidays. Woo hoo!) that I was at home with my little darling, I did everything!

I cleaned, cooked (at least tried to), do the laundry, cared for our firstborn, socialised (barely because everybody else was at work) - you name it, I did it.

I'm not going to apologise for saying this but I actually enjoyed it.

Some people think of household chores as brainless activities.

But you CAN clean the dishes AND read Shakespeare, no? (Not that I did, though. Heh)

However, I believe the main reason why I fully enjoyed my short SAHM experience was because I was still receiving my paycheck.

Okay, I heard you.

Money isn't everything, you say?

Yeah, it isn't but what do I do when the bills start rolling in at the end of the month?

Money isn't everything but it is essential

That's reality.

But I am not one who likes to dwell on negativities so I had to find the silver lining at the end of the hurricane.

Alhamdullillah.

You can't change reality but you CAN definitely CHANGE your mindset.

Are you a SAHM, WAHM or a full-time working mother secretly wishing to be SAHM/WAHM (like me)?

I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences.

3 comments:

AudreyO said...

I was incredibly lucky. I worked from home until my youngest was in junior high. Then I found a job that was her school hours only. Over the summer while she was in junior high I left her at home while I worked. Once she entered high school I still worked only the hours she was in school. Truly a win win situation.

Amby Mummy said...

Wow!

How lucky are you!

Working at home is still a very new issue for working mothers here in Singapore.

So it has been a little hard to find employers who encourage such working arrangements - at least for me.

If you don't mind me asking, which field of work are you in?

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