When you work at home friends seem to assume you float serenely through life, working happily when you feel like it and taking off to the beach when you don’t.
Yes, there are days with a healthy dollop of serenity. They are usually punctuated at either end by yelling children or frantic dashes to the school gates or minor dinner emergencies or all of the above, and then some. Then there are the periods when work is all-consuming and you almost forget there is a world outside your head and a family that needs feeding.
Just when the world begins to talk about winding down for summer, spare a thought for those of us for whom this always seems to be the busiest time of the year. And (call me slow) I’ve just worked out why this might be. Two words:
Not the lie-one-a-beach kind. The child-not-at-school kind. The I’m-a-mum-who-chooses-to-spend-school-holidays-with-her-son kind.
Six weeks of less work means six weeks extra work beforehand and six weeks extra work afterwards. And that’s ok. In fact it’s more than ok. I’m happy to forgo a bit of the serenity people assume I have for some noisy trips to the zoo and picnics with my boy in the summer holidays.
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