It has now been about 3 weeks since I left work to start my sabbatical, and as strange as it may sound, I am seriously missing work! It is amazing to be able to spend every day of the school holidays with my kids, however exhausting it may be. But one does miss the purpose of getting dressed up in your formals and heading to the office or some meeting. People say, ‘enjoy it” and “I wish I was in your shoes” and “how lovely it must be to have nothing to do”!
Nothing! That’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! Instead, my kids have usurped all the “free time” that I am now blessed with. I have found myself taking the train to Kalk Bay beach (again), baking cookies, setting up art and painting areas and playing chess. Previously, I would have been too tired to do these activities #sad&embarrassed#, had I just finished a day at the office. Since staying at home though, I barely have the time to post as much as I would like, or take photos as much as I would like!
I now have a great respect for stay at home mums (SAHM’s) who devote their days to raising their offspring, foregoing the corporate ladder and formal suits. Any woman, who has a family and a home to take care of, is a modern day superhero in my eyes. Especially with all the car pooling and lifting (which I spend a lot of my time doing), endless meals for hungry kids, setting up play dates, getting dirty helping future gardeners and painters. Setting up campsites indoors, sleeping bags, running to the store for supplies for whatever new activity the day has brought, cheering from the sidelines at sports matches and packing treat boxes. The list can go on and on...
This post is a tribute to SAHM’s who are often forgotten and always envied as women who “do nothing”! Hats off to you ladies!
And since I miss my work wear and dressing up in the morning, I’ve added another short look post of one of my work outfits:
Trenery dress & Cardigan|Witchery heels|Sass Diva Neckpiece|Guess Watch|Tiffany bangle
Ciao for now,