Will has been working 12+ hour days for the last couple weeks. Not only that, but he's on a weird swing/night shift. At first I stayed on a traditional day schedule, but we really didn't see each other. It's easier for him to stay up and spend time with me than to wake up early to spend time with me before work. So now we're never quite sure what day it is and we sleep through most of the daylight hours. It's been rough, but supposedly he'll be on a traditional swing shift again soon.
I read this post and found myself nodding along in agreement. The only difference is that I'm not in school...yet. (More on that later...) Half of the people who know I'm a stay at home wife are total awesome about it. They say enjoy it while I can because it's not a luxury a lot of people get nowadays. The other half are super judgmental and try to audit my days. It's hard not to be offended when I get the question "But what do you do all day?" I usually answer with a joke ("I hang out, play video games, and wait for the mister to get home.") or I'll be vague ("I take care of the house and stuff.") I refuse to give you a play by play of my day. It's none of your business and I don't answer to anyone but myself...and my husband. We're both happy with my not working. I'm home when he comes home from work and guess what? We spend a lot of quality time together. I have a man who can, will, and has been sent off for months at a time. I want to spend as much time with him as possible while I can.
The mister and I did some intense laundry last weekend. I'm talking all the sheets, towels, and rugs in the house. Well, I handed the freshly cleaned rugs to my husband when we got home and sent him to put them down. Please tell me what's wrong with this picture: