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    Default Re: Staying at home is def not for me

    And some people think its important and beneficial at every age. Each to their own. What works for one parent / child wont always work for the next

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    One plus that I can think of when I go back to work full time is that if we're all out of the house all day then there won't be as much housework to do....we won't be there messing it up! I find that the more we're home, the more there is to do at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackEyedPea View Post
    I agree about working, but would just like half and half... Half the day at work, half home with DS. In a perfect world! Staying at home full-time is not for me at all, but I miss DS too much working full-time!
    I work 4 days a week. I finish at 3.30 so I still get those few hours with them before the bedtime routine. I miss them like crazy and can't wait to pick them up at the end of the day. I just love their beaming smiles when I walk in the door. And I look forward to my 3 day weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    One plus that I can think of when I go back to work full time is that if we're all out of the house all day then there won't be as much housework to do....we won't be there messing it up! I find that the more we're home, the more there is to do at home.
    Lol ive often thought of that! I always seem to have housework to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    Lol ive often thought of that! I always seem to have housework to do!

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    Oh, of course, it's always there! Just less of it in my experience. I try to constantly tidy as I go, so if we're out of the house the place needs very little upkeep to look nice. Also meal preparation, eating and clean up seems to be so time consuming, I think that's the thing that gets me most if we're home all day. As a SAHM I feel like I spend so much time in the kitchen preparing or tidying up after meals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    And some people think its important and beneficial at every age. Each to their own. What works for one parent / child wont always work for the next

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    Agree with this. I certainly believe it's beneficial for my children for me to be home with them fulltime, but I'm glad your situation is working well for you and your family, as that's what really matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    One plus that I can think of when I go back to work full time is that if we're all out of the house all day then there won't be as much housework to do....we won't be there messing it up! I find that the more we're home, the more there is to do at home.
    That is a plus I do feel like I'm constantly chasing my tail in terms of housework because I'm rarely home but there is definitely less! You just need to be organised (unlike me) and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Oh, of course, it's always there! Just less of it in my experience. I try to constantly tidy as I go, so if we're out of the house the place needs very little upkeep to look nice. Also meal preparation, eating and clean up seems to be so time consuming, I think that's the thing that gets me most if we're home all day. As a SAHM I feel like I spend so much time in the kitchen preparing or tidying up after meals.
    You'll always have the kitcheney stuff, unless daycare provides your children's meals. I still make 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (and the subsequent cleanup - although lunch table mess isn't an issue as it's prepared in the morning and we eat at work/school) but things that are easier are things like the floors being filthy by the end of the day, the beds STAYING made, toys not pulled out 50 times a day and not packed up, food all over the table at lunch, no sticky hands all over the house all day, crap not pulled out of the tupperware draw, no 'experiments' undertaken in the yard (like his plastic bottles filled with water and sticky taped together for his 'science experiment)..

    the mess happens on weekends, clean it up Sunday night, all fresh again for monday

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    Don't forget the laundry! Still have to wash clothes whether you are home or not, particularly school uniforms, gah...!

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    oh jeebus... laundry. How could I forget. It's my nemesis. I think there's actually more now as we have home clothes + work clothes to wash. I will never, ever, ever reach the bottom of the hamper


 

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