- 9 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
sorry double post
sorry double post
@KatyElle: Now that’s a housewife I would want to emulate 🙂
Honestly, I think I would love it, for a while at least. But, the beauty of my work is I can do it as much or as little as I want. I prefer to work my ass of now, so that the hubs and I can retire early at 40, and then live our lives freely together. I much prefer to spend my free time with him then do it now while he still would have to work
I read the poll wrong. I voted that we couldnt afford for me to be one. I would not want to be a housewife with no children. I just feel like Id be really bored all day long. If all my other friends did it too then it would be fun but since Id be hanging out by myself all day I would get super bored. It doesnt take me that long to clean the house, do the dishes, do the laundry so I imagine I would just watch a lot of useless TV and spend way too much time on the internet (which I already do). I do want to be a stay at home mom while my kids are too young for school though!
I would go stir-crazy. I was unemployed for 4 months after I finished grad school (first month by choice, not so much by choice after that) and trying to find things to do every day so I wasn’t bored out of my skull was almost more exhausting than going to work.
I think I will always need to have a job, even if it’s eventually only part-time. I like knowing that I’m making money as the minutes tick by, and I like looking forward to going home as opposed to thinking up reasons/ways to get out of the house.
That said, everyone’s different. As long as they’re happy, I have no problem with women choosing not to work; that lifestyle’s just not for me.
I’ve been a Stay-At-Home Wife since about 6 months before our wedding. My job was awful and making me physically ill, so we decided it would be best if I just quit. Then we wanted to get pregnant soon after the wedding, and due to health issues thought it would be best for me not to work so I just never looked for another job. I’m very glad we made that decision, b/c I had a pretty awful 1st trimester due to migraines and still would not be comfortable working. I have my masters degree, and I plan to use it sometime in the future when the kids are a little older.
I don’t love it, but my situation is different. Pretty much everything I do gives me migraines so I just have to sit here and do nothing. It’s boring! I wish I could do some cleaning, and I always look forward to cooking dinner. In a few months the baby will come and life won’t be so boring anymore though.
I could not be a Stay-At-Home Wife…I would go crazy, and gain 50lbs. I have a friend that is one, and it’s because she ‘doesn’t like working…’ and her husband makes a lot of money.
I just can’t relate to her, because every time I call her, she’s getting her nails done, grocery shopping, or baking. EVERY day she does this.
Maybe I’m a little jealous, but I know that if I were in the same situation I would be super nuts.
Before I got remarried, I used to tell people that I needed a WIFE instead of a husband. Although I love to cook (because i love to eat!), I HATE HATE HATE housecleaning. I am also not particularly fond of children either. So I would make for a poor excuse of a housewife!
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