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I enjoy the intellectual stimulation and social interaction I get from work. I guess if I was independently wealthy I'd become a philantropist and be a bit more in charge of my own time, but overall I enjoy working.
WAH is not an option in my job, and to be honest it never appealed to me. I can WAH for an afternoon if need be (i.e. the plumber is coming), but it is the exception. DH loves WAH, so he does it as much as he can, but he couldn't do it if we didn't have a nanny, DD simply requires too much attention.
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So how did you fit in 40 hours a week of work with no childcare and three children too young to drive?
Also for me, one of the big benefits of WOH is that I can go to lunch with my friends or get a manicure without taking extra time away from the family - how could you do that if you WAH?
I live at the beach and we have a pool. My children's friends usually hang out here so there's not much driving involved. For camps and lessons, we carpool and dh (also a wah) shares our family driving responsibility. I usually work early in the am, late in the evening, and I watch the kids by the pool under and umbrella with laptop and wireless when I have to work during the day. Summer is usually a pretty slow work time for me, so I'll usually take 3 or 4 weeks vacation.
I've got a wah dh, a 13yo dd, so it's pretty easy for me to get time away if I need it. I'm off to pick up the boys from tennis lessons, then its my workout time while dd is in charge of foraging for lunch. I'll take my several hours of scheduled conference calls under the umbrella this afternoon.
So you're simultaneously supervising the kids and working?