Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hats Off

I love staying at home with our daughter. I work 1 day a week, no sweat. It works well. Some days are better then others and others are just bad where I'm practically handing our daughter to daddy the moment he is in the door. I got to see the opposite side of not staying home which I had forgotten...

I filled in for some other co-workers at work and worked a stretch of days in a row (read at the end how long the stretch was). In the middle of this work stretch one night, I was laying around telling my honey how I didn't want to go to work and I couldn't do it! Drive to work and do the productivity game. The thought occured to me that my husband does this EVERY DAY!! Gets up, goes to work, comes home, sleeps, gets up and goes to work. One long road stretching out until the end of time......practically

Not saying that staying home with our child is a piece of cake. But there is something about having control over your whole day. Go to the store? or Go to the park? or take a nap on the couch? (not that often ;). I have a lot more appreciation for those that work full time (outside the home).

So hats off to those that do the daily grind! By the way, my pathetic work stretch was 3 days in a row..Pretty sad. Makes me appreciate my husband in a new way.


noel said...

this is a really good thing to remember as a stay at home mom. sometimes we forget that others works as hard as we do and the work is just different for both. very good to put ourselves in the hubbies shoes.

Erica said...

Noel-It was a good reminder that I'm not the only one with a hard job ;)