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Working at home: The good, the bad, the ugly

The office was fine, but working from home works for me

by Petra a.k.a Wise Young Mommy  |  2171 views  |  1 comment  |        Rate this now! 

Sometimes, just sometimes, I think how great it would be to get in the car, drop the kids off and go off BY MYSELF to a job and be able to just concentrate on that all day. Then, at the end of the day, I could go pick them up (where they would be SO happy to see me), go home and resume my motherly duties. But then I remember the reasons that I decided to work at home. And here they are:

At work I can't be interrupted by my daughter because she needs a kiss.

At work I can't listen to my son's hour-long story about his Pokemon collection.

At work I can't feed them lunch.

At work I can't sit in the bathroom with my daughter for 20 minutes while she decides whether she has to go potty.

These are all the things I didn't want to miss. These are the things that my kids are doing TODAY, RIGHT NOW, that I would miss out on if they were not with me all day. I don't want someone else doing my "Mommy" job. It's my job, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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  • I really liked reading this -- I think it's pretty easy to idealize working from home, when truly, it can be chaotic!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 9th August 2008