Ok, I'm new to this board, although I have lurked here some
Just posting to echo what everyone else has said.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .
I've been a sahm for 14 years, and I would do it again, given
"Somehow "showering" went way down on the priority list when I quit my job. "
I've always wondered about this. Regardless of the ages of my kids and my work status, I've always washed my face, brushed my hair, put my glasses on, and gotten dressed in the morning. Takes about 10 minutes.
Good daycare costs money more - often than not. When my kid were in 3 days a week (They were 2 and 4), we paid 1300-1400 per month - and tat was almost 10 years ago. I felt the cost was worth it because it was a high quality daycare and the boys liked it.
Your job sounds like the perfect job for a parent (mom or dad) with minor children. I think many people who currently sah would be working if they had that situation. I think many who woh ft would like it too.
Since you already work reduced hours, maybe you can do some of the weekend errands on the way home from daycare. My kids loved to go shopping and it combines close one on one time with getting a chore done. It's a win-win. You can also get a jump on the household chores. Don't try to get them all done at once, but do one everyday so they don't stack up on the weekend.
Ah, that's it then. I've never taken a shower when I get up in the morning. I take a bath at night before I go to bed, regardless of how late it is. I only take a shower when I wash my hair and I do that in the late mornings or early afternoons to give my hair time to dry before bed.
Your post reminded me of another important detail that I somehow left out.