You Know You’re A Stay At Home Parent When…
~ You talk to yourself.. More than you’d like to admit.. Sometimes they’re the most sane conversations throughout your entire day.
~ You get excited about seeing other adults. Whether it’s a quick catch up in the school yard or a chat in the shops, these conversations are never long enough, and are often a major highlight of the day.
~ The school runs become your biggest social activity.
~ When the kids are home you say things like “I just need to go up and get something” and then just stand or sit in a room for ten minutes until they suss what you’re up to and start calling you again.
~ You ask the kids questions they either a: couldn’t care less about or b: haven’t a clue what you’re on about.. Examples of both could be – “This bathroom needs a good scrub doesn’t it?” .. and..”What am I doing with my life? “
~ You notice things around the house that no one else would never ever notice. “My God. Look at the state of that bit of skirting board in the corner of the room. We can’t have anyone seeing that” *Grabs pack of multi-surface wipes*
~ You enjoy a nose out the window at any goings on outside.
~ You want to get out of the house so badly and yet simultaneously fear any outdoor activities with your kids when they outnumber you.
~ You send them into another room to do something so you can eat their sweets / chocolates on the sly.
~ You have days were that bottle of wine sitting on the counter is looking real good and it’s only 1 o’ clock..
~ You wouldn’t trade it for the World… most days, well some days. Other days you’d trade it for a day in a pub.. but mostly it’s great, in a stressful lovely kind of way.