Someone recently asked me what line of work I did.
Well currently I am not working outside the home.
I am taking care of my son.
Oh so you're a stay at home mom!
I am very rarely home. I take Daniel to school and come home to work on my little business and make phone calls to insurance companies, providers, schedule doctors appointments. If I'm lucky I also take a shower during this time.
Then on good scheduled days I bring Daniel home to eat lunch and hopefully he gets in a 20-30 minute nap. While he's napping I'm trying to clean or continue with phone calls. Then we run and drive 30-45 minutes to therapy for an hour and drive another 30-45 minutes back home. Of course like I said on a good scheduled day that's how it goes. Most days are not well scheduled and we have no time in between school and therapy so we leave right from school get to therapy and eat in 15 minutes. Then its sometimes 2 or 3 therapies in a row, sometimes we have an hour to drive from one therapy facility to another one that is about 30 minutes away and he eats again. This is done 5 days a week.
Just to give you a look at Daniel's schedule-which by the way is also mine :)
8:00-9:00 get ready for school, stretch legs and arms, eat breakfast, medicines
9:00- 11:00 school
11:00-12:00 drive to therapy and eat lunch in the lobby
12:00-1:15 speech therapy
1:15-2:00 drive home
2:00-2:30 eat snack
3:30-4:00 Drive to therapy
4:00-5:00 Physical therapy
5:00 -5:45 drive home
5:45-6:00 helps get dinner ready
6:00-6:30 eat dinner
6:30-7:30 hangs with family
7:30-8:30 gets meds, stretches and ready for bed
This is a day with no doctors appointments and no other errands to run...get the idea?
Stay at home mom?
Um I don't think so....I wish! Us "stay at home mom's" aren't always so "lucky" as people tend to think. I'm not sitting in front of my TV eating bonbons, and NO I don't get to sleep in either!