Just when I thought life was
spewing venom at me being a bit difficult for me, I got to enjoy an unintended 4 day vacation at home. Maami rushed off on some personal work and needed a couple of days off. I took the opportunity to be home, bond with the toddler and just chill!!!
There is always something about "home" that makes it so good. I tell people, I can usually shut myself up inside my home and just live there happily ever after. Seriously, its that bad. And with a permanent house help, sometimes, being home alone is a luxury. Since that collided with little guy's birthday, we had a good time - went mall shopping (something I rarely do!), ate at the food court in the mall and even ended the day with ice cream. But that's another story!
Yes, the Scientist never fails to lure me with the tempting offers like pizza from Papa john's, ice cream from Swensens/ Hagen Daaz, a dinner at California Pizza Kitchen or Chilli's and the like. The Scientist and I are very similar on those lines - we both love to live life up and usually never think twice about running high restaurant bills. In fact I tell the Scientist that if we stop eating out we'd easily save about 10k a month...
But its not about the meal many times, it's the good quality time we get as a family free from the " is Maami overhearing" worry. Sometimes, like running, going out is liberating!!!
Anyway, being home with the toddler gave me some priceless moments and I gave it another serious thought - the stay at home mom thingie. Well I'm still thinking, so the official result is not out yet!!! But yes spending time at home tending to my baby and home really warmed up my heart. There is something so gratifying about house work and family work that junking a career does not seem like a bad idea at all! Sometimes its nice to be reminded that at home I am loved, needed and looked forward to - emotions that are so easily forgettable in the routine hum drum of a working couple's life!
The dance of the hormones has led me to a little bit of the munchies - I ate some spoilt chocolate (from the US trip), some good candy a have had a little bit more sugar in my chais than I do usually. Time to get back to the real world, I guess!