Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mrs. Yoy: Unemployed?

This fall, if all the stars align (I'm talking to you Atlanta Public School pre-k lottery!), both Yoys will be in school every day, for at least part of the day.

I will have four blissful hours each morning.

SO, ARE YOU GOING TO GO BACK TO WORK?

I've heard this response more times than I can count.

For the record, I have never left work.  I have just changed employers and taken a major pay cut.  I do have a few mornings a week for myself, but mostly it is me and them.  All day, every day.  The grandparents all live out of state.  My beloved babysitter fell and broke some important things that have sidelined her. Mr. Yoy works 17,000 hours a week.  It's me.  Only me.

I'm not complaining about it.  Well, not really.  You see, I chose this route.

And I'm not trying to start a mommy war.  Each woman's decision after having a baby, whether it is to stay home, work full-time, or somewhere in between is a very personal choice.  Moms struggle and are exhausted no matter where they spend their time during the day.

For all of your inquiring minds out there, I will not be returning to "work."  Mr. Yoy has been very supportive of my decision to stay home with the Yoysers and has never once hinted that I need to find a job once the boys begin school.  I'm not saying I'll never work outside the home again, I'm just saying it's not happening now.

So what will I do with all my free time come August?

Ideally I'd like to slip into a coma each morning and make a dent in my cumulative sleep deprivation.

Mostly likely, I'll spend my time grocery shopping, maybe a workout, and volunteering at their respective schools.

It's not super sexy, but I've got a job to do!






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