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SAHMs of school aged children

(85 Posts)
Owllady Tue 19-Mar-13 13:59:14

aibu to think this is a major perk of being one? where no-one else can see you doing it? and no-one can ask for some?

I have just melted 20g of Luscious Orange Willies Cacao chocolate in a ramekin and then dipped a banana into it and ate the lot. Chocolate all warm and runny and then solidifying and sticking to teeth

This is what it is all about and only 3 weightwatchers points

This is the life wink

soverytiredofthis Wed 20-Mar-13 15:30:20

Oh I cant wait for this !
I am currently SAHM to disabled DD but in September she is starting school and whilst I will miss her I am also looking forward to it!

Eating my breakfast in peace ahhhhh the simple things!

Will also try and stuff face with chocolate and watch TV smile

CherylTrole Wed 20-Mar-13 13:56:50

At last, a positive thread about SAHMs!!! Am reading for inspiration. Heres to me time ,chocolate, sleb mags, DM sidebar of shame, happy days and cuddles. Go for it ladies.

TooYappy Wed 20-Mar-13 13:14:33

<eats ice cream whilst watching some pre recordings>

HaveAGoHeroine Wed 20-Mar-13 13:14:32

I'm a SAHM to two preschoolers, my eldest starts school in September and my youngest will be in preschool for her 15 provided hours, I am really looking forward to those 15 hours grin

I won't look for a job until the youngest has gone into year 1, so when my youngest is in reception I will be a SAHM to two at school, again I can't wait.
We are assuming that I will look for work the September the youngest starts Yr1, but in all honesty if we are ok money wise I might even stay off a little longer. It makes for a relaxed house, it lets DH work and travel for work without any worry about childcare, I'm always around to do the errands and things that need doing, it suits us all.

Looking forward to some lobster bisque grin

Owllady Wed 20-Mar-13 13:12:56

<burns monopoly money>

valiumredhead Wed 20-Mar-13 13:09:59

sorry to be rude but (unless you have money to burn or just can't) why wouldnt you work?? I don't really see why sitting around eating is something to be proud of?

<sigh>

TooYappy Wed 20-Mar-13 13:08:13

Oh ice cream I forgot I had ice cream!!

Timetoask Wed 20-Mar-13 13:06:50

Well, I had nice, long workout at the gym this morning, so now feel less guilty about that huge amount of chocolate icecream I had yesterday.

One thing, I will NOT do is watch daytime television. I'd rather listen to the radio, much more interesting.

Owllady Wed 20-Mar-13 13:03:04

oops i meant to say, someone had deleted the recording of stella, so it had only recorded one episode sad I will have to buy the dvd <sob>

Owllady Wed 20-Mar-13 13:02:30

I spent 2 1/2 hours walking my own dogs this morning shock I don't think i have time for anyone elses. I attracted a man on my walk too, who had an ear ring <old enough to be my Dad>

It will have to be gone with the wind tomorrow grin

Owllady apparently on newer Sky boxes you can still access deleted stuff if it was deleted recently enough - something about one of the tabs? Worth a look before you give up.

After Easter I will have two afternoons a week to myself. I am reserving at least one a week as Sit On Arse day. This makes up for the fact that your average SAHM is on duty from 6am to 9pm what with laundry, packed lunches, etc. A couple of hours watching Legally Blonde is hardly the life of Riley.

It's all very well saying get a job, but finding one that fits with school run when you live in a rural area is just hilarious. It's dog walking or cleaning and my standards aren't good enough to clean other people's houses which both takes a job from someone who needs it more and would cut into lobster bisque time.

spottyock Wed 20-Mar-13 09:24:30

I've been a SAHM since Christmas. I'm only just learning to not feel guilty watching TV.
The best thing about it? Not having to juggle time off to assemblies, liturgies, shows; being around for play dates and picking the children up every day. I love it.

HappyJustToBe Wed 20-Mar-13 08:24:55

I can't wait until DD is at school and I will get my two non working days all to myself. I'm also asked regularly if I will return to full time. Not on your life.

Owllady Wed 20-Mar-13 08:18:11

Yes, it's gone with the wind day smile

I am a bit pissed off actually. I recorded the second series of stella and someone hmm has deleted it. So I will have to console myself with the trauma of that too <sniff>

witchface Wed 20-Mar-13 08:14:13

I was supposed to be having a mental health day today but dd has decided she is too ill to go to nursery (but not ill enough to go back to bed) and dh has decided that as I am off and he doesnt start work til later he will have a nice lie in!

I was going to give up my 2 SAHM days in august when dd goes to school but after reading this thread im bloody keeping them!

ilovecolinfirth Wed 20-Mar-13 07:53:28

I am so jealous! smile

TooYappy Wed 20-Mar-13 07:50:00

Owl lady will be much too busy watching Gone with the Wind to answer anything today I suspect. Poor dear.

BeaWheesht Wed 20-Mar-13 03:43:12

I've been a sahm with little ones for 6 years now, dd starts school in 2.5 years. We don't have loads of money and I am probably going to retrain as errr something but when dd is in p1 I will be a sahm of school Aged children and I cannot wait! I have ambitions of my house being like a show house / going for runs / making gourmet meals but in reality I may well watch daytime TV and sleep.

Unacceptable Wed 20-Mar-13 03:21:24

They aren't actually willies?
disappointing

madbengal Wed 20-Mar-13 02:13:39

I work a shift pattern days & nights & off and live for the 3 days off during the week where i can pack her off to school and have a kid free bath or can go back to bed for a snooze with the cats bliss and I cant wait til Friday lol

ChairmanWow Wed 20-Mar-13 01:41:08

I'm pretending at the moment. DC2 is overdue and DC1 will stay at nursery full time for another couple of months. Since finishing for mat leave I've had the most glorious month of napping, strolling, long baths, watching trashy crime dramas and eating. Today: nap, stroll and lunch in a cafe with my book, quick look in the shops, tea and cake in another cafe. Even the house move we've fitted in during this time hasn't taken the sheen off.

Shame another baby has to come along and spoil the fun. Then I have to return to work next year. Still, at least I get to have one of you come and clean my house when I go back to being a working mum grin.

bedmonster Tue 19-Mar-13 23:41:09

I had 3 lovely months of being sahm of school age dc until pesky dc3 came along and spoiled all my fun. I ate lunch out, went for long walks with a borrowed dog, read loads and was just there for the dds. Inset days, holidays, clubs, playdates, parties, illnesses, Xmas plays, assemblies, all the stuff my mum felt guilty about missing out on.
We are lucky enough to be in the position where only one of us needs a job and dp loves his and is very good at it. Unless things change drastically or I get very bored when ds goes to school in 3 years time, I will continue being a sahm. I love it. Especially when ds has his daily 3 hour snooze and I watch tv, mn, read, clean up a bit and eat malteaser bunnies grin. I am very proud of my bunny munching abilities grin

freddiefrog Tue 19-Mar-13 23:13:42

sorry to be rude but (unless you have money to burn or just can't) why wouldnt you work??

Because I am a lazy cow

dimsum123 Tue 19-Mar-13 23:06:44

My guilty pleasures are proper french creme brulees from waitrose and yum yums from m&s with a cup of tea and my feet up watching tv or reading in bed. And I don't feel guilty. It was damn hard for many years before the DC's both went to school so I definately deserve an easier time now.

And yes, I agree, it would be selfish of me to take on a job when it could be had by someone who needs and wants it more than I do. grin

LandofTute Tue 19-Mar-13 21:05:25

Owllady Did you recover from the fatigue brought on by your chocolate melting exertions earlier? grin Perhaps you had better spend tomorrow reclining on a chaise longue and eating bon bons, as suggested by Laundryfairy. grin

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