Homemaker Me would would prepare at least two different breakfasts (one child wants oatmeal while another wants toast), possibly three different lunches, one dinner, and provide numerous snacks throughout the day. She would dress all the children in the morning, take all the kids to the bus stop in every kind of weather, and pick them up in the afternoon. She would plan menus and buy the groceries. She would make sure the family had not only clean clothes, but that said clothes could be found in family members’ own drawers. Dishes, floors, wood surfaces, sinks and toilets would all fall under Homemaker Me’s duties. Homemaker Me would record every transaction, keep books balanced, and would have the added responsibility of wondering how to pay every bill or expense that appears.
Work Me would balance books, answer phones and emails, advertise services and products, strengthen business by attending courses, make goals, see clients, mail packages, develop and maintain the website and online content, write articles, travel to business conferences or trade shows, and figure out what exactly SEO (search engine optimization) means.
The rest would be left up to Me. I would play with my children without the guilt of other tasks hanging over my head. I would be happy to drive them to soccer practice and games, help them with their homework, or point out the different varieties of trees during long walks in the woods. I would be able to watch movies with my husband or have long conversations like we did before the children came. I could occasionally read a book, go shopping alone, jog or go to the gym, or even work on organizing the growing number of photos into albums or scrapbooks. Holiday and birthday planning would be a breeze with no long list of tasks standing in my way.