My biggest fear about being between jobs is that I’ll become lonely and fall into a pattern of sweatpants and ponytails. Now, before SAHMs the world over start yelling at me, let me explain…
For a little over five years I was a full time student who did not work outside of the home. This was before I became familiar with the Internet and learned about online communities for SAHMs. I just remember those days being some of the loneliest days – tending to four small children all day, attending classes at night and barely kissing my husband before he walked out the door to pull a 12 to 17 hour shift. Don’t get me wrong, I truly appreciate the opportunity that I had to watch my babies grow up. I honestly believe that is the reason my children and I have such a healthy and close relationship.
But after years of getting up at 5:45 AM, getting dressed and doing my make up because I have some place to go, I worry that I’ll slip into sweats and pony tails. *shudder* In fact, I’m sitting here right now with my hair pulled back….At least I’m wearing make up, jeans and a t-shirt. No sweats. Yet. Actually, let me fix that right now so it doesn’t happen…*tossing frumpy* I feel better now.
Anyway, my plan for the day consists of making sure the slumber party that started at 5:30 PM yesterday continues to run smoothly until 3:30ish PM today. First lesson, slumber parties work better on weekends when working parents can pick their kids up before noon. I am tired – the girls did not go to sleep until after 1:30 this morning.
I do have another goal – try to find something I can do from home.
But, right now, I need coffee.