I am SAHM? SAHM I am?
On Monday, I had another taste of Stay-at-home-Momism.
And I liked
OK, so technically,
there were no children. And yes, that is
a big part of being a SAHM. But I had Little Dog … and … what? Oh yeah, forgot to walk her
. Minor details.
Anyway, my day was like something out of The Sound of Music …
- Got up at the usual time
- Baked fresh muffins for Darling Husband
- Made him coffee
- Packed his lunch
- Kissed Darling Husband good-bye
- Was busy all morning re-organizing/painting trim in our bedroom
- Stopped for lunch and made delicious veggie-chicken wraps
- Did some more home-repair-ish work
- Folded laundry
- Had lovely apple-slices/cheese/crackers/milk afternoon snack
- Read my book on the couch
- Greeted Darling Husband enthusiastically
- Played Wii together
- Cooked dinner
- Cleaned up
- Laughed at Little Dog leaping over my legs
- Took a long bath
- Packed lunches for the next day
- Read in bed
OK, OK, I know that sounds monotonous. But truly, it was a really nice day. Just the right mix of “getting stuff done” and “enjoying oneself.” I felt happy and rested.
Bonus: Darling Husband was happy that I was happy and rested — and not taking out work stress/anxiety on him.
I know it would obviously be a
little lot different with a baby — no Wii tennis, for instance — but is it possible that I’m just one of those people who are really happy in the home?
- Feel proud of what you do: Some SAHMs take flack from people for not having a “real career,” but I think I could happily reply that what I’m doing is important.
- Keep in touch with friends: We will hopefully have our kids around the same time as other friends, so it would be great to have a support/social network.
- Get organized: Storage baskets? Hello! I live for storage baskets … OK, that came out wrong.
- Get in touch with your creative side: Crafts? Projects? I have no shortage of hobbies to keep me — and the kids — busy.
Fingers and toes crossed that this will be in the cards for us …