“I envy you for having no children at home. You get to relax and do nothing!” another mother once said when she found out that both my kids were in school full time.
I gave her a polite smile and said, “Well, I don’t only relax.”
I wasn’t sure if she believed me or not.
The thing is, yes, it is nice having the kids in school full time. But I don’t get to go home and do nothing or eat those bon bons that people assume stay-at-home-mothers consume. (Where did that even come from? Who buys bon bons? Eating Reeses Peanut Butter Cups would make more sense to me..)
I have set days that I do certain things. I go grocery shopping on Mondays. I run errands on other days. I clean different areas of the house. Even when I’m watching television I’m usually doing something. Clipping and organizing coupons, for one. With the kids at school, I can concentrate more on that. I try and make it my goal to save at least twenty bucks at the grocery store.
My point is, I’m not just “relaxing” when my kids are in school.
I’m being productive.
And enjoying Reeses Peanut Butter Cups in between it all.