I heard a brief blurb on TV the other day that mentioned that, since there are not enough childcare openings in the city, some parents are deciding to stay at home with their children.
While it is unfortunate they feel they are forced into this choice, I think they will find it is a great choice. I used to be a stay-at-home mom and I loved it.
I miss being there to watch, guide, help, support, and have fun with my family. Most of all, I miss all the time I had when I stayed at home!
Working full-time takes at least 10 hours out of my day (50 hours a week). And the rest of my life must be squeezed into the remaining 14 hours a day (or 118 hours a week figuring 2 days off from work).
When you take the meals, dishes, wash, shopping, errands, appointments, and cleaning that we all have to do, there’s not much time left for everything else. There are so many things that I just do not have time and/or energy for.
I used to be able to keep up with the house better, reach out to others more, plan better and more economical meals, work on hobbies or personal interests, even spend better quality time with my family!
And, while I hope to get back to those types of things when I retire, I find that my body may have other plans and refuse to keep up with me then! 🙂