Thursday, September 2, 2010

The perks of being a FTWM

Selamat Hari Raya & Eid Mubarak to all!

Since I am feeling rather happy today, thanks for the upcoming holiday seasons, I thought, why not look at the brighter side of life... why not look at the brighter side of being a full time working mother (FTWM).. Here are some points I instantaneously came up with (which is a good thing, no?):

1) Put my (donkey) years of school & university education into use at work
2) Build up my career, or at least, maintain it.. too lazy to climb the ladder
3) Keep my mind active and on the go while dealing with various issues at work
4) Have a retirement fund - good financial back up for when I am this grumpy old lady
5) Enjoy employment benefits - Medical coverage, family & personal insurance, covering my other half & Little One, so I can indulge on other worldly material luxuries, eg cloth diapers *evil laugh*
6) (Struggle to) Learn & be an excellent multitasker & master planner at work and home
7) Get hubby to help out with the chores at home, otherwise he's the second baby in the house
8) Try to take over the world (quote courtesy of Pinky & The Brain cartoon) - Ok that I am kidding, but if i get to accomplish my FTWM-ness, then I am on top of the world

Often I only look at the downside and stressful side of being a FTWM... Gets me so tensed and moody on certain days, it takes some knocking of sense into my head by hubby to perk me up. Not having time for myself, always rushing to complete house works on weekdays nights and the whole of weekends, and no time for exercise... then again with the amount of running around I do on the house chores, I think it pretty much makes up for the lack of exercise sessions.

But hell, life's not a bed of roses... then again it is a bed of roses, and the roses come together with thorns, no? Live for today or you will lose the moment worrying about it... so philosophical eh


Pauline Yap said...

great thoughts, sometimes, I'm sitting in the same boat as you too. :)

Cas said...

I hear you loud and clear! I'll still be working after giving birth and in a way I'm glad coz then i'll be able to spoil my baby girl with whatever she wants, hehe :)

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