Thursday, May 13, 2010

Five Things I Miss About Having a Real Job

5) Having a reason to actually get completely ready every morning. Instead, I'm doing pretty well if I have a shower and get my teeth brushed.

4) The quiet drive to and from work, during which I got to listen to music of my own choosing and didn't have to listen to a single child scream.

3) Being surrounded by people capable of carrying on a real conversations more than 4 sentences long and not focused solely on themselves (and their potty-abilities).

2) When you take a day (or more) off of a real job, someone else steps in to do a good part of your work for you. If I take a day off now, I'm just delaying the inevitable.

1) Breaks. Lunch breaks, bathroom breaks, 5, 10 or 15 minutes breaks... I miss them all. There are no breaks for domestic COOs (that would be Cheif Operating Officer).

11 comments:

chapfan said...

Right there with you. Just a few minutes of quiet... That would be a miracle. Plus, there's a time when you get to leave a real job, disconnect, and come back the next day. Sometimes I dream about it for a few seconds, but then I remember that, while I really enjoyed my job, I wasn't really appreciated, and while I still feel that way sometimes now, I get a good snuggle or a hug and realize I'm loving it.

Laura Marriott said...

Amen Sistah!

I watched the tour of your house--so exciting! I especially love how Brian is going to build everything. How handy are handy husbands?!?!

Mom T. said...

The sacrifices of commitment! We love the little rascals, but oh for a few minutes of peace and quiet! You'll get there someday.

Stephenie said...

I feel you! If I could take a ten minute break a few times a day I would be thrilled.

Becky said...

Nap time, oh the joy of naptime. Keep them taking naps until they leave for college.

Vanessa said...

i agree with becky. i'm sitting here enjoying naptime, knowing it will end soon...but oh the quiet. am i going to go and do the million things i have on a list? nope, i'm going to sit and listen to the quiet! (and try not to fall asleep!)

Rosie said...

I do, generally, enjoy nap. I am, however, staring the end of my nap quiet in the face. Carter in in 1 and a half nap territory... which means I need to start moving his morning nap later. I'm shooting for a single 2 hours nap around 11 am. Problem there? Allison goes down for her nap around 1 or 1:30. Goodbye quiet time... I'll miss you so.

Kari said...

Great post. Sometimes I think our husbands don't just get it... We are hoping that our house will close on June 7th! We will be in Syracuse soon!

Laura Weight said...

Rosie- it was fun to catch up on your blog! Your family is so beautiful! You look great :) Congrats on 6 years :) and two beautiful kids! Hope you guys are enjoying your new place and the change :)

Laura Weight said...

PS> can you believe that the kids taught our first year of teaching at Lehi (the 8th graders) are now graduated highschool and will be headed off to college in the fall. To me that just seems so bizzare :)

Rosie said...

I thought about that yesterday, when they were more than likly graduating! Seems crazy... :)