Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Momma Drama

Bill and I have been talking about moving. We found out we are going to need to be out of our home next spring. If we don't leave, the owners will be forced to turn the hose on us and maybe even call the Bounty Hunters to make sure we vacate the premises. If we get stationed where we want, our monthly income will go up pretty significantly. Just toying with a thought we decided to look into buying a place. Yes, we're insane. There's really nothing out there for under $350,000 and those aren't in the best of neighborhoods and all we're talking about here are condos and townhomes. Houses, actual all-four-walls-belong-to-you are in the upper $400's minimum. So, now I'm thinking about entering the work force. I'd say I was thinking about going back to work, but technically, I haven't worked since graduating and PartyLite doesn't really count. I've been pregnant, nursing, or showing people how to hug their candles since 2001. What do I even want to do? What would I be good at? What, really, can a business degree do for me? So, I want to know what you think. Should I help bring home the bacon or continue my life of luxury with bonbons and pedicures? How did you decide? We stay-at-home moms really should be paid something, don't you agree?? **Dr. Phil for President!!** He has stated that at home moms work the equivalent of two full time jobs. How would I have found out this wonderful news without staying home to watch! Betcha if I were earning an income I could afford a TiVo and watch it at my leisure. Oh, to dream big dreams.

6 comments:

Beth said...

Me too...see hear in Canada you get 1yr maternity leave to decide, I think I am going back to work!

Judy said...

I saw your post above - I've done that humanforsale thing before, and I'm requesting payment up front!

Yikes - $400K for a small place to live? Come to Texas...heat, humidity, and low housing!

Jen said...

I think it's crazy that Canada gets a year and we get six weeks maternity leave. What's up with dat? And Judy, we're at 55% humidity and I think I'm going to die. This is so atypical of this area. Although, we do have friends in Texas, it's way cheaper and I'd have a good excuse to say "ya'll" without anyone giving me a funny look! Sadly, the only version of The Yellow Rose of TX is a spoof version, which I have my hubby to thank for.

Jen said...

Ok, I just realized I look like a total dork by spelling y'all wrong. I am edumacated and I kan spel jest phyne.

Andrea said...

Okay, Jen. Listen here. I know you want to have your own little piece of heaven. We do too. But, think about this, your children will only be this small once. When they start school that's it, there's no getting them back. I know being a 'Domestic Engineer' has so many drawbacks, but spend every moment you can taking it in because someday soon, when you're in your own little piece of heaven all alone and your kids are out with their friends or moved away to college or even married and living in another state, you will give anything to have them back in your rental or base house for just one day to see the excitement on their face when they see a ladybug on the flower they just picked or to hear their fits of laughter when you tickle torcher them. These times are very precious and very short. Are you completely sure that you want to risk missing them so you can own your own home? Sorry, I hope I don't sound rude. I'm just very passionate about being able to spend as much time with my girls as possible. Don't get me wrong, I go for my pedicures and girls nights out for some wholesome adult stimulation, but my girls are my purpose. I hope you're able to decide what's best for your family. Love and miss you all!

Erika said...

I have to say that it is hard to be a working mom. I miss my baby every minute I am away from him. Thank the Lord I have family nearby to watch him while I am away, but I would love to stay home with him. But, if you want to live here in Southern California, it is the price we must pay. (And I do have a Tivo.)