Time flies. Today marks the official one day staying at home, looking after little 17chipmunks. It has been an amazing one month – from cooking, baking, looking after, nurturing and going out alone with her. I have not a single thought of returning to the office, despite times of tiredness or crankiness that I deal.
What I gained in the month:
- No “mad” rush hours – but I still rush to complete my work when the little monster is sleeping
- No work politics
- Growing up with little 17chipmunks – understanding her character more
- Some time to relax my mind – we had almost daily swimming activity, I get to blog again and do research for our upcoming trip
- Learning all about life over again – when figuring out activities for little 17chipmunks
- More time with hubby – we have some time off after little 17chipmunks goes to bed, now that I don’t have to wake extreme early to get to work and rush things to complete
What I feel missing:
- Social time – most of the time spent is with little 17chipmunls; no adult friends except those on social media (who are either working or far away) – tried speaking to ex-colleagues but they are also busy with their works and I get their complains about office politics (which I am not totally bothered since I left the company)
- And of course, the extra savings from my monthly salary, if I am working (but I really rather sacrifice this)
What I have learn (especially since the horrible accident that little 17chipmunks had to go through):
1. The safest place is not necessarily “home”.
2. Never underestimate the importance of an insurance policy.
3. No matter how safe you are, accidents are bound to happen.
Looking forward to many more months and years of happiness being a stay-at-home-mum!