A Word from A
a Mile in my Shoes"
1999, by Cheryl Demas
My favorite thing about summer is that
because my kids wear sandals every day, they don't need socks.
Now that cooler weather is here, every morning I hear "Mom,
where are my socks?"
I don't understand why keeping
track of socks in our house is so difficult. My husband never
understood the problem, until I lost my patience one day. "Where
do all the socks go? How hard can it be to keep track of socks?"
He asked one day. Well Dear, you want to walk a mile in my shoes?
I put him in charge of socks.
We set up a base camp in the
hallway, I wanted to acclimate him to the laundry room environment:
I wouldn't want him to enter such unfamiliar surroundings too
"How hard can it be?"
Is similar to what I hear from a lot of moms who want to work
at home. From the outside it looks like working at home is the
perfect solution. Making money, staying at home, taking care
of your own kids, it all sounds so good. And it has been a great
solution for my family and me, but until you walk in my shoes,
don't assume working at home is the perfect solution.
A work-at-home mom has to wear
the hats of a working-mother and a stay-at-home mother. There
are no sick days, no vacation pay. The rewards however, have
been beyond my wildest dreams. I love the time I'm spending with
my family, and I love my home business.
Now, I don't assume to understand
your situation, and I'll be happy to walk a mile in your shoes
too: as soon as I find my socks!