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If you could switch places with me for 2 weeks then return home, how would you feel, what would you change, and what would you take away from it?
I'm a full-time working mom
i get up at 5:40 am. I drive 40 min to work and stop twice on the way there to drop the kids off at daycare and camp and stop twice on the way back. I work for an auto insurance company (medical claims). I sit at a cubicle and spend a lot of time on the phone talking to customers. My files, customer service, and behaivors are monitored and graded every month. My average at the end of the year determines my bonus, whether or not I get raise, and promotions. The people I work with are great and I really enjoy my job. My schedule is 7:30 am to 4:15pm After an 8 hour work day, I drive 40 min home, make two stops on the way to get the kids (the commute turns into an hour). My DH cooks dinner or goes to play disc golf. On disc golf nights I cook dinner. I do the dishes. We sit at the table with the kids probably about 3 days a week and we all say our favorite thing about the day. We break after dinner and I play on CM while DH watches TV in the living room and kids play in their room. Then we do baths at 8pm and bed by 9-9:15 pm. I go to bed at 9:30. ON the weekends I do the laundry and house cleaning (DH helps with cleaning). Saturdays are all day disc golf days. DH mows the lawn and we both cook on the weekends. He usually grills on Friday nights and we watch a movie together. We often have family get togethers on weekends as well.
That's my typical week. Now, tell me how you'd handle switching places with me for a couple of weeks and how you'd think I'd fare switching with you! Have fun with it!