Re: Stay-at-Home Wives: What do you do all day? (What should they do?)
I'm a sahm with 3 school aged kids. Between dropping off and picking up from TWO schools I have exactly 5.5 hours per day open. That's not a lot of time....
That said I work out, I eat right, laundry, dishes, cook, buy groceries, clean up, and yes I play on the computer. However my day doesn't end at 5pm it's 24/7.
Pick up the kids and it's homework times three plus I watch an extra kid for money. Cook dinner, clean up, do baths, finish up housework, spend time with kids and hubby. My husband and I do tag team the evenings because it's gets pretty hectic here.
I have every intention of getting a part time job as soon as the kids are old enough to stay at home by themselves for a few hours a day. If I did it now any money I made would go to after school care and daycare during the summers. It's not worth it.
My logic is as long as the house is clean, kids are taken care of, I cook, etc. what difference does it make if I play on the internet? I happen to know plenty of people who work and play on the internet during the day. How is what they do different than what I do?