Its official, I am a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM). Kasey is almost 10 months old and I have known for a long time now that I would not be returning to work. I made it official informing my employer at the beginning of January. So here I am thinking about what a SAHM means and I start to think about my BAH from Queen's University and how I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be a SAHM! I had always imagined myself as this Career focused mom climbing that corporate ladder. So if I had known then and could have prepared myself at university for this crazy kid life what would that have looked like? What would MOM U be like? What courses would you take?
Here's what my class schedule would have looked like:
Martha 101: learn how to cook, clean, and entertain with cool efficiency and flair.
8:00 AM Fridays (I would have regularly skipped this class, recovering from the previous Thursday night pub crawl as it happens this is where my first year chem lab fell...so not good LOL)
Supperworks Real Life Cooking: Come and cook while we do all the work and clean up
Wednesday Evenings, beverages included
Zen Master 103: practice breathing your way to a calm and balanced state in the midst of 2 screaming children, 3 hours sleep, barking cookie stealing dog and a dirty house.
Tuesdays 2:00 PM
Gym class: Pilates and aerobics to correct your sagging breast feeding boobs, your I gave birth pouch, and the love handles you use to balance baby on. Weight training to build your baby carrier carrying arm, and my 2 year needs to be carried stamina.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00am
Economics 113: Learn how to create a budget in quicken, not follow it and then open a line of credit. How to hide scrapbook purchases from your husband and justify the need to eat out at least once a week because you simply can not bare cooking.
Scrapbooking Masters (elective) Join Heidi, Donna, and Wilna in a scrapbooking class for the budding artist.
All day Saturdays
The Psychology of Sleep: Prepare for the sleep debt of the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, being a new mom, and having a 2 year old with night waking issues. Learn how to really NAP when your children do. Learn how to get two children on the same nap schedule, how to quiet a dog in a leg hold when the doorbell rings, and how to do the coveted PICK UP THE PHONE AND HANG UP trick to make sure your children stay asleep. Bonus material: learn how to use the lack of sleep excuse to make up for not using your hair dryer once in a year (ok 2yrs), not showering, wearing your pj pants to music class, and eating way to much chocolate.
Mondays 10:00 am
Music 101: Learn all the stupid and annoying songs that your children will love and you will find stuck in your head at 3:00am when you can't sleep.
Computing 103: Learn how to surf multiple scrapbook blogs at once, create and UPDATE a blog, take online scrap classes, join a message board and create that dreaded budget in quicken.
So what classes would you take? Please share in the comments :)