Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SAHM Day #1

I am thinking of renaming this blog to be "Gross Shite that I Saw While Being a SAHM." Today was my first official day with LO as a SAHM.  We kept Poppins on full time last month as we wanted to give her some notice before we went part time.  I wish that we could keep her full time until I find a new job but it isn't possible for us.  It is really hard to be home all the time.  I love, love, love the time with her but it is a lot of work.  We had a play date today with another SAHM with three boys.  Her youngest is a little bit older than LO and it was refreshing to see her relaxed attitude with number three.  I have been arranging a lot of play dates and catching up with friends as I felt very isolated while working.  I was always too tired to see anyone or do anything.

After our play date, we headed to the mall to pick up my new interviewing suit. I have an interview with a recruiter tomorrow and I am very nervous.  I am writing this post while I should be polishing my resume and reading 250 Job Interview Questions.  It has been so long since I have gone on an interview that my suit looked straight out of Working Girl.

I have talked to some other recruiters on the phone and they all ask me to envision my next job and I am at a loss for what to say.  I want an interesting job with a little flexibility.  Before LO, all I thought about was money when it came to my career but now I value a little flexibility with hours so I could take LO to a toddler class once a week for an hour.  I would sacrifice lunch hours and money to be given a little leniency.  But that is not a popular answer when talking to a recruiter.  So I hope that tomorrow goes well and maybe I will find my dream job soon.