I am very fortunate that my DOH has a good job with a reasonable salary, and he is indulgent of me and my projects. He may well hope to come home from work from now on to a gleamingly clean home, dinner bubbling on the stove, the children scrubbed and shiny and running to greet their beloved papa.
I will of course have my hair coiffed, my nails painted and be in fishnet stockings and heels as I tend to my little darlings and the home baked pies. When my beloved comes in I will plant a fragrant kiss on his cheek and offer him a drink as I listen attentively to the events of his day.... Not.
I will be doing the lion's share of the housework ( which I hate) the cooking ( which I hate), the shopping ( which I hate but love to have control over) and the childcare ( which I find exhausting, stressful, and boring a lot of the time). This is the down side of life at home.
On the upside I get to have breakfast with my girls every morning and dinner with the family every night. I get to take the little ones to nursery and playgroup, and pick them up. I get to hear about their day and get to know the the other parents and the teachers. I get to meet a friend for coffee when I can squeeze it in. if I get one little one to sleep in the afternoon when the other is at nursery I get to watch "The Real Housewives of ....." wherever or do some craft/writing or ironing for my little business Ironing Lady to the Stars, or just have some peace.
For me it is not an easy transition from working woman to full time mummy/housewife, but it is something I have chosen to embrace. It is my job now. with the help of The Flylady for cleaning routines and tips, and Pinterest for recipe and home decor and craft ideas I hope to have a home that my family love coming home to . I hope to not go insane with frustration and boredom and I hope to not spend the entire household budget on things I like or I might be in trouble !