Today is Day 20 of the Downtown Full-Time Work Thing.
I fear there is no end in sight.
Kidding. I’m being dramatic. Who complains about having work when you’re a self-employed freelancer?? I’m crazy. I know.
Anna seems to be adjusting finally. Mama – on the other hand – still isn’t. I mean, I don’t mind it I guess… It’s fun to be in a vibrant, exciting part of the city. The lunch options are awesome. The shopping is great. I get to talk to grown-ups each day.
But the truth is, I’ve discovered that I’m one of those people who really likes being at home with their bambina.
Yes, I got a bit squirrely during the winter months (I’m chalking that up to cabin fever). But in the end, I like the routine we have going at home.
I like getting stuff done around the house. I like playing outside with Anna, or going new places with her. I like doing my freelance work while she naps. And then playing some more before Andrew gets home for dinner.
Sure, there’s no security. I make less money. I never know if I’m going to have a paycheque coming in or not…
But having time to run errands is great. Getting to see as much of Anna as I possibly can while she’s still wee is awesome. And – let’s face it – chilling out in my lulus can’t be beat.
So, what about you guys? Do you like getting out into the Real World every day? Or are you more of the stay-at-home types?
And if you’re the stay-at-home types… what sorts of things do you do with your kidlets to fill the days?