For WOHMs, is work a vacation?
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|Wed, 04-14-2004 - 4:12pm|
Had an interesting conversation with a fellow mom at DS's school today, and figured I'd de-lurk to post this question. Do moms who WOH feel as though their days spent working away from the kids are like vacation days? The mom I was talking with is a physician (hematology and oncology), and works full time. She had just returned from vacation with her family (she has a DH and two kids, 3 and 7), and said she couldn't wait to get back to work because *that* is her vacation. Spending a week with her kids, day in and day out (they didn't go anywhere on this vacation. The kids just had time off, so she and DH took off, too), made her more exhausted than her regular day job. There was also another mom there, a part-time jewelry seller, who agreed with the doctor about her work vs. SAH days.
So, I found this woman's comment interesting (especially considering her job, which isn't exactly