I occasionally miss teaching. But I know that I would miss my children much more- so I chose to be with them. Everyday. All day. And it is a struggle living on one income (and I totally understand why people go back to work for whatever reason so no judgement here and I love that some people can work from home!). A mortgage, health insurance, two cars, food, internet, petrol, insurance, phones... the list goes on and on. There is a lot to cover with little money. But...
|A morning picking strawberries|
1. I don't have a 'Boss'
2. I don't have to follow a dress code or the latest fashion trends
3. I can spend my days doing what I want to do and with the people I want to spend them with
4. I don't have strict hours, and yes, I do work 'nights' but hey I don't even have to get out of my PJ's!
5. I have fun. Yes, I have loads of fun!
6. When I am tired I can choose to have a 'quiet' day
7. I have a husband who believes that the time he spends at home means this...'everything that needs to be done in this time together we share equally... nappies, washing, looking after the children, mowing, bath time etc'. (apart from night duty)
8. I get paid with kisses, hugs, smiles, a sense of achievement when everyone has full tummies, the love and absolute devotion from my husband, the joy on my children's faces when I walk in the door and of course the 'warm-feel-good-feeling' that I get when I think of my growing family.
What a rich life I lead!