Life of a work-at-home-mom

Ever had one of these days?

This is just typical here in my household. I have regular office hours each week when I have a sitter care for the children while I work. Other times, I hop on the computer to get a couple of small tasks accomplished. When I’m working at the computer, I encourage the kids to entertain themselves for a while.

Well, today was a banner day. My daughter kept bringing me the shaving cream to squirt a little bit on her hand. So I’d give her a squirt and send her off to play. No big deal since shaving cream mostly evaporates whenever it gets rubbed onto something (like the walls, floor, clothes, etc.). Eventually I heard my two boys join her in the bathroom and they started squirting the shaving cream for her. Then the laughter started. Lots of it. It got louder and louder. I kept working in the computer across the hall without checking in on them, knowing there would be hell to pay in terms of clean-up, but also enjoying their fun from a distance. When I walked into the bathroom, this is what I saw:

 

My children were bathing in shaving cream, creating a slip ‘n’ slide in our bathroom, laughing their little backsides off!

In the end, I got enough work done, they had practiced “playing independently,” and I got some great photographs that make us all laugh.

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2 Responses to “Life of a work-at-home-mom”


  1. 1 Sandhya July 30, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Oh, this is so great!! This is why I love working at home, too – you get to see all these moments that otherwise your babysitter might be enjoying. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  2. 2 laraencasa September 4, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Sandhya–

    Thanks again for chiming in. I am collecting funny stories from other work at home moms like the one I posted. Do you have any you’d like to share?

    Take care,
    Lara


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