Monday, February 8, 2010

WAHMWKAH

The family has been having fun over the past few snow days. Except for today when I was working from home for 10 freaking hours. With the exception of an hour doing some baking for a bake sale that is assuredly not going to happen tomorrow, and a few breaks to help the little people go potty (or clean out p00p in big girl panties - aaarrrggghhh), and a couple breaks to take video of the toboggan run that Mr. Q and Beezus built, I was in front of the computer for the most of the day. I also did a couple little conference calls and lots of phone calls with colleagues and my boss.

Mr. Q was on kid and house duty all day long and thankfully Aunt Susan arrived for a few hours to help out. But whew !

You know, I've been all sorts of different moms in my brief 4.5 year tenure.
I've worked full time at a demanding job.
I've worked part-time at a demanding job.
I've been a full-time stay at home mom.
I've been a mostly full-time stay at home mom but also a very limited part-time working mom, teaching a class about 7 hours a week.

I'm currently a part-time working mom at a job that is not usually demanding. I usually work 3 days a week in an office (24 hours including commuting time) and a few hours at home, but that at home time is almost always when the girls are napping or at school.

Today was supposed to be a work day for me and I had a lot of work to do. I was a WAHMWKAH (work at home mom with kids at home)! And it was awful !!! I wanted to hurry up and get my work done so I didn't want the girls to interrupt me. But I hated not answering their questions or trying to hustle them on to an activity with Mr. Q. When they want me, I want to go to them. Even though Mr. Quimby was around for a good part of it, it was still awful.

I'm grateful that I don't have to be a WAHMWKAH every day !

1 comment:

Marya said...

I just can't imagine the stress of trying to do work while being a stay at home mom. I can barely get the dishes done during the day when I am home.

 
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