My little taste

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Registered: 08-22-2009
My little taste
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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 11:53am

Today I am getting a little taste of what it would be like if I were to SAH rather than WOH.   I am off work and DH is working.

I am getting  the errands done that I usually do Friday evening/weekends. Really enjoyed doing my grocery shopping when the stores were fairly empty.  In a bit I am going out for lunch with DD3.

I do realize that it is just a small taste.  If I were home full time I would not be doing laundry, grocery shopping or going out for lunch every day and there are some things that I would be doing that I am not today. 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 2:06pm

You were a SAHM for 12 years, Right?  What's the difference b/w then and the taste now? 

 


 


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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 2:13pm

:D I've been doing errands today, too and was thinking, God, I hate shopping when everyone else is taking a day off work.  LOL  I like my stores emptier than they've been today.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 2:49pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>You were a SAHM for 12 years, Right?  What's the difference b/w then and the taste now? </p>

No kids.  So my time is completely my own. 

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 5:01pm

That's definitely different!


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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 5:14pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;You were a SAHM for 12 years, Right?  What's the difference b/w then and the taste now? &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">No kids.  So my time is completely my own.  </span></p>

Very different, I think even between the summer and school year with school age kids it can feel different.  I know that if I was sahm now with my kids that ages they are, I would have a lot of time that is completely my own.  I've felt that way for years, which is partly why I work.  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Sat, 07-06-2013 - 8:32am

Today I am getting a little taste of what it would be like if I were to SAH rather than WOH.   I am off work and DH is working.

I am getting  the errands done that I usually do Friday evening/weekends. Really enjoyed doing my grocery shopping when the stores were fairly empty.  In a bit I am going out for lunch with DD3.

I do realize that it is just a small taste.  If I were home full time I would not be doing laundry, grocery shopping or going out for lunch every day and there are some things that I would be doing that I am not today. 

Are you never off when your dh is working? Just asking because even when I had kids at home (they were in school) I have had days off at home alone to run errands and just be home alone so to me this is not a foreign concept. 

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Sat, 07-06-2013 - 8:36am

Very different, I think even between the summer and school year with school age kids it can feel different.  I know that if I was sahm now with my kids that ages they are, I would have a lot of time that is completely my own.  I've felt that way for years, which is partly why I work.  

Do you now enjoy time completely on your own? I am not really understanding this as I absolutely love the time I have just for myself and not even just doing things FOR myself but being able to do things in the home, running errands, etc. I actually miss my "me" time (my lunch hour during the week) during the summer when my teen is home (and awake lol). 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sat, 07-06-2013 - 9:13am

That's exactly my thought.  Having a day off work and enjoying it alone or with friends or your kids isn't some foreign concept to a WOHP nor is it something only exclusive to a SAHP, That's what threw me off too, Lol. 

 


 


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Registered: 03-27-2013
Sat, 07-06-2013 - 9:45am

That's exactly my thought.  Having a day off work and enjoying it alone or with friends or your kids isn't some foreign concept to a WOHP nor is it something only exclusive to a SAHP, That's what threw me off too, Lol. 

I thought maybe it was just me but I have been a mother for 15 years and there are many times that I have had off from work when my kids were in school or camp and my dh was working. I get my birthday off from work every year and I have always done things alone. This year I will probably meet my dh for lunch but will have the rest of the day to do things by myself. 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 07-06-2013 - 9:59am
Evidently having a day off in the middle of the workweek is pretty novel for Empty and gave HER a glimpse of what HER life would be like if SHE were a SAH. Why the need to tear down her perspective about her own life? I don't work a lot of set hours, so being alone and able to run errands or do housework or whatever in the middle of the typical workweek isn't novel for me, either. But it is for a lot of folks who are usually tied to the workplace during typical working hours.

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