by Valerie Mann
I know this will strike a nerve with many authors, stay-at-home moms and telecommuters. But if you fall into one or more of these categories, you’ll relate.
How many times have you heard this:
**What do you do all day?
**Since you don’t really work, can you drive me to the doctor/babysit my kid/hang out?
**I know you have free time, so can you make six dozen cookies for the bake sale/volunteer at church/pick any random job
**Seriously, what do you do all day since you don’t work?
Here’s what I do all day:
Work (yes, I do and I get paid for it)
Homeschool a reluctant teenager
Babysit the husband who also works from home
Play dish fairy (because everyone thinks a fairy does them, so who am I to wreck their fantasy?)
Play laundry fairy (the dish fairy’s kissing cousin)
Feed the cats
Let the cats in and out. And in and out. And in. And out.
Water the garden
More fairy duties
Housework that I can’t ignore because the Hoarders producers might find out how we really live
And tell me why I feel guilty if I sit down to watch a show I DVRd in December (I’m still catching up on all of the Hallmark channel holiday movies) or *gasp* read for pleasure?
People who work at home probably work more hours because they don’t really work at all, right?