I DON'T Want to stay home!!!

Discussion in 'Casual Chat' started by 4u2nv, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. 4u2nv

    4u2nv New Member

    I've been home for less than 2 months and I think I want to go back to work in a REAL office environment. Please give me a good reason why should stay at home. My kids are driving me nuts. My husband is getting on my nerves! HELP!!!
  2. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Assuming that working at home is something you prefer, I suggest that you draw some boundries. I'd start with three or so rules that the family must follow such as:

    1. Mom works during certain hours and mom can not be disturbed unless it is food time or there is an emergency (house is burning down, little Johnny just swallowed a baby turtle, or little Jenny just picked apples from the neighbors apple tree and is trying to sell them to the same neighbor).

    2. It must be quite near mom's work areas during mom's working hours.

    3. Husband needs to quit doing things that drive wife nutz.

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  3. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    You avoid the daily commute and office politics when you work from home.
  4. cybermommy

    cybermommy New Member

    I second Newbie Shield,in fact I am showing my husband right now!(hoping he takes not-so-subtle hint!)[​IMG]

    Seriously I don't want to go back to a job(just.over.broke),I am going to reach my goals and realise the dream.
    Hey I've come this far,I'm not turning back now [​IMG]
  5. stacy

    stacy New Member

    My best friend works at home and home shcools her 2 children, along with caring for her toddler. She has a lot to handle with a self-employed husband; she does all the bookkeeping for him and a few other small companies.

    One word describes how she handles it all.....routine! She said you have to set a routine everyday and stick to it. Her 2 older kids wake up at 7:00 everyday, eat breakfast, get dressed, brush and start school at 8:00 sharp. They do the pledge, pray and then start their day. Their work time is her work time. They break for lunch and recess, but other than that, they are in class! The toddler is a little more work, but he has a room full of toys to entertain him while mommy works.

    Even if you don't home school your kids, you can still set routines like TV time and outside time, craft time, play time, rest (nap) time. Just be consistent and they will adjust. You do have to treat your computer like your office though.

    My husband would be the same way, so if I stayed home, he'd have to work!!!
  6. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Oops in number 2 I meant to type "quiet" instead of "quite".


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  7. 4u2nv

    4u2nv New Member

    Thanks guys! I'll stick to it and continue to try to work from home. I guess I was just mad at the time. I do not think I would ever want to go back to the office politics and ungrateful bosses. I just can't believe it's been almost 2 months already. Time flies when you are at home.

    P.S. Hey Newbie... I like your #3 Rule. [​IMG]
  8. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Quoting: 4u2nvP.S. Hey Newbie... I like your #3 Rule.


    Well, I've found that the firm yet fair approach including drawing boundries works well in pretty much any situation. I'm sure you'll smooth it all out before long.

    Good luck,
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