|Jul 26, ’08 9:52 PM|
Yesterday I started my being a stay-at-home-mom slash work-at-home-mom drama and I find it ten times harder than my office work. Perhaps I’m just training myself since I’ll be staying home officially in less than two weeks.
I never thought how hard it is to plan a menu especially if your fridge is empty. An unexpected visitor arrived yesterday before lunch so I was literally in a panic mode as I have already decided to eat just the breakfast leftovers since Marcelle was asleep naman. Hay naku! Buti na lang Papa texted me that he’s going home and I was like, “hey, your visitor is here, what’s for lunch?” hehehe. He bought inihaw na bangus and sauteed veggies. Thanks God!
I never thought that it’s hard to keep a house clean and in order especially if you have a toddler who knows nothing but to make it harder for you. I’ve been training Yona to pack her toys up after playing but it seems that she still don’t get it. She plays, reads and eat at the same time and knows nothing but “Mommy, can you pick this up for me please?”, “Mommy put this in the trashcan” etc, etc, etc. What’s make this task harder is for the ones working to expect that YOU KNOW everything in the house since YOU’RE JUST THERE. Hayyyy…I hate it when I’m being asked to look for this and that. Our house is too small for them not see where they placed their things and infact it’s THEIR thing, not mine. And if it’s really, really missing, they should learn to haul Yona’s toys for that missing something! I am not Ernie Baron.
I never thought that I am a multi-tasker and if this was a subject in college, I’ll get an uno for this. I am in a stage of fixing things in my new store Posh Baby and yesterday I was finalizing the templates for the Print It! Graphics’ business cards, invitations, mommy cards, kiddie cards, stickers. You see I just learned the software and I’m still experimenting so I still don’t know the short cuts. Imagine the hardships of being a newbie? Loaded na nga ng pimples face ko sa puyat hehehe. Aside from this I was answering inquiries, getting orders (thank you so much for the support!) and packing items. While doing all these things I have a toddler who’s playing in her bathtub shouting “Mommy, look at this! Dora knows how to swim!” Splash. Splash. Splash. Rice boiling, boil. boil.boil. Ding-dong, ding-dong Benedick from OCS courier “Ma’am, yung bill niyo po amounting to blah-blah-blah is due today”. Another Ding-dong, ding-dong. The homeowner’s treasurer, “Iris, monthly dues niyo for June and July”
“Mommy, I have no more dede!” Oh my God! I forgot to clean Yona’s milk bottles! Wash. wash. wash. Boil.boil….wala ng gas! Another my God!
The hardest part is I have to budget the family income. I hate doing this eversince since I am the type of person who spends too much. Asking for money from my mother or my husband is such a big no no for me BEFORE. I don’t know what will really happen now that I am no longer a worker and won’t be bringing home moolah every payday. I want to change, I need to change. Change my priorities, understand cash flow, be a saver. hard.
You see I am not complaining, it’s far from it. I am just saying that at Day One I am already this exhausted and is already asking myself kung kaya ko ba to. “Kaya ko nga ba to?” Itaas ang bandera ng mga WAHM, kaya natin to!
It would be hell hard but it’s very rewarding. And I’m looking forward to the time that I’ll be reaping the fruits of this decision.
WAHM, be proud!