I like to stay at home
March 2, 2016 12:33am CST
I like to stay at home. The problem is that I spend most of the time outside the house. There is hardly a day that I can stay at home. The full time job plus the travelling time means I am out of the house more than 11 hours per day. Weekends mean grocery shopping, plus meeting with friends. Sometimes I really envy those who can stay at home. They can plan the schedule more flexibly than us working adults. I like to stay at home whenever I can, but that means I am sick or the weather is just too bad for me to go out.
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3 Mar 16
I like to stay at home too. I used to like going out when I was younger, but since I became a stay-at-home mom, I really enjoy the peace and comfort staying at home. I also agree that I have more time to spend now, and also can schedule my time better as I wish. I used to spend almost the whole day out when I was working as well, I also told others that I didn't see the sunlight at all during the weekdays. I used to think how nice it is if I could work from home. I never thought of quitting the office job until my elder son was born. Do you stay at home on Sundays?
6 Mar 16
I think once your third child is born, you are going to get really busy. I wonder if you have anyone to help you with housework or to take care of the schooling of the older children while you take care of the baby. I cannot imagine how you can manage your time.
7 Mar 16
@scheng1 My husband is always doing the housework as well, so I think I should be fine with it. Moreover, my elder son is already 7, so he can help out quite a few things at home too. My parents will be here for at least a month, for the confinement period. Glad that my son enjoys learning on his own too, even now when we are not schooling, he still always writes "assignments" for himself to do. So, I do not worry about his schooling too much. But yes, definitely I will be busier with the baby, and my little girl is still "sticking" to me a lot. Anyway, I always believe there will certainly be ways if we want to or need to do something.
2 Mar 16
a lot of my friends have turned to home-based jobs cause they can take care of their kids at the same time or mostly they own their time. i like being at home too.. not setting my alarm clock, wake up anytime i want or take care of something else while working at home but i still love the idea of seeing other people 5days a week, being a different place, and im more productive when im a follower. however, during my day offs, i spend it in bed most of the time. exept for when i go to the grocery or eat out with friends.
• Guangzhou, China
2 Mar 16
I think the home sometimes means a hotel for many people who have to work However, in the weekends I still tend to go out. Since I think children need more outdoor activities. And this is why I don't mind whether it is hot or cold outside, I still want to find some outdoor activities for my son. When children stay at home, they have nothing interesting to do and it is easy for them to be addicted to computer or TV. It is not good for them. You will not know how difficult to think out a good plan for the weekends
2 Mar 16
Unless you have those Lego for them to build, It is extremely expensive, but the time the children can spend on these make the investment worthwhile. Not all children like to build up the Lego structure, since it takes a lot of patience to do that.
2 Mar 16
I gave up my job because i seems to be doing everything. Working plus running the household and 2 teenagers with their own issues. i decided to just quit. Lost the money but gained so much peace of mind and the bonding with the teens is worth everything. So now I am poor but happy.
2 Mar 16
That is good. Your time with your daughters will not be wasted. Just wait a few more years, and they will work, and give you money. I think that my career women just do not dare to quit, because they love money as much as their family, and they think they can have both.