I’ve realized that I’m not only writing this blog to entertain myself and a few readers. I’m also writing it because there are no pages on the internet that have a reasonable way to transition from career-woman to home maker. Sure, lots of women, and a few men, do it when they have kids. What happens when you get laid off, fired, or just can’t find work? How are you supposed to magically become a great stay at homer? Homer. Mmmm…. doughnuts.
I think it would be helpful to tell you where I am at now, with my home making skills. In the past month that I’ve been here, I’ve gone from doing pretty much nothing, to the following.
- I make Sean’s lunch and coffee for him to go to work. At the least, I have his lunch packed the night before and I have the coffee pot set up so he can just turn it on and pour when ready.
- I have dinner ready for him when he gets home. He does physical labor and is starving when he walks in the door. After I coax him to stop walking around dropping metal shavings and paint all over I get him into the shower, I set the coffee table up for him to plop himself down and get his grub on.
- I set up the couch for him to take a nap as soon as he’s done eating. I bring out his pillow from the bedroom and set his favorite monkey blanket over the back of the couch so he can just pull it down.
- I do the dishes at least twice a week. They need to be done every day. I hate doing dishes.
- I do the laundry. Not so good at getting it folded and put away.
- I sweep the floor at least twice a week. Between a hard working man and cat hair, it’s totally necessary.
That’s all I can think of for now. In all seriousness… this is the extent of what I do. I don’t make the bed, mop the floor, or any of those other things normal people do. This is it.