that I've been working a few weeks, I have some perspective about this
working out of the home thing. I haven't really worked out of the home
for years excluding the short time I worked as a dietary aide in a
nursing home about a year ago... now I'm in a job I love, is fine on my
body as far as wear and tear goes, and fits into my family's "hours" of
convenience so I'm sticking around for the long haul. I work midnight to 8 AM, full time.
But I tell you something... it's odd going from SAHM to full time work out of the home mom in ways I never anticipated.
I knew I'd miss the kids and sleep. I knew that my husband would probably flounder a bit as a SAHD until he found work simply because he's not used to running a house. In fact, he told me the other day that he didn't know how I did it for so many years, lol. Felt nice that those years were appreciated, lol.
I didn't expect to feel weird coming home.
See, I had a schedule of sorts. I used to know everythign that was going on at home. I had a day to do laundry, a time to have dinner on, to do dishes, to have the kids do homework, when to clean the bathroom, etc.
Now everything's different. Mike does the housework, the laundry gets done willy nilly, I can't find anything and I kind of feel like an outsider in my own home watching it run without me.
If it ran the way I ran it, it wouldn't feel so weird, but it's running on a whole new system now that I'm unfamiliar with, lol. Does that make any sense?
Now that I'm used to the full time hours, the schedule, I am literally going to have to sit down and figure out my home schedule. And when Mike starts working, too, it's going to change again.
That's the only part of this I don't like... I love the money, the getting out of the house, the hours, the work... but I really need to find my place in my own home again now.
Weird. And unsettling. Anyone else go through this? Any advice on how to make things run more smoothly, something that worked for you?