I was to begin on a Wednesday, so my DH took off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I left a full fridge, no dirty laundry, and a sparkling clean home. I was gone 10 hours. I came home to dinner and a clean home, happy to see baby and daddy.
Thursday, same scenario, except the house was no longer sparkling.
Friday, I came home to no dinner and a messy house. I was exhausted, and as I hadn't made the mess, I went on strike. I wasn't going to do any dishes, laundry, or housework on my weekend. I did take over caring for baby.
For the next two weeks, daddy took baby to grandma and grandpa's house. Then he went to work. When he picked little one up, grandma had dinner ready and waiting for him.
I began working 12 hour days. As long as I was away from home, I might as well earn as much money as possible! Still on strike, I had my lunch and dinner out.
The Experience, Was it Worth it? and Will I do it again? Plus, What this Experience Taught Me is all in my book How to Thrive on One Income.
“Today’s wives and mothers have found their total freedom. Freedom from tyrannical bosses. Freedom from unfair wages and promotions. Freedom from dividing our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls between work and family. We’ve found our freedom by coming home. Here we are truly free: financially, emotionally, and creatively. Our hearts are free to love, free to give, free to be and become who we really are, free to get to know who we really are, and free with our schedules. We manage all of these freedoms with perhaps more skill, professionalism, and resourcefulness than ever, and it’s healing us, our families, and our nation.” ~ Mrs. Wayne Hunter from the Article “The New Women’s Movement: We’re Coming Home”