That’s speechless admiration for every house-wife and house-husband.
The last three days I have been based at home in Falmouth whilst Annie has been working – and so the place has been mine.
I first of all acknowledge that there haven’t been any children in sight (apart from the students who live above us) – I can only imagine……
The fact is – that I live in a man’s world – and also the world of the sole trader who travels extensively on business.
A world in which I can decide to:
- start and finish every task – one at a time and
- choose not to be interrupted
In fact I had planned for these three days to be a kind of self-indulgent “buffer” time – to think and plan.
What a wake up call this week has been.
- bed making
- dishwasher replenishment
- food shopping
- phone calls with clients
- snail mail
- broken down appliances
- emergency launderette trips
- Christmas shopping
- personal and professional planning
- calendar maintenance
- expenses forms
- clearing up
- phone calls with Team CB
- taxi rides (including a 10-mile drive last night that took two hours)
And to make matters worse – constant interruptions!
Not “my schedule” but “everyone else’s schedule”.
For once I know what its like to run a household – and it makes what I do for a living seem very simple.
Cheers to the home-makers all over the globe.
I can’t take much more of this – actually hit the sherry last night!