I work because...A) I need to... B) I want to make a go of the new business my OH has just started..., and C) the work ethic is passed onto my children. I must admit, I love it. I have never felt so content in a job. Don't get me wrong, it's not a high flying career, and the pay, well...to say I won't be buying a second home in the sun just yet is a bit of an understatement. More like NEVER. 3 years at university to end up in a job I trained to do when I was 16, but then again I've never been driven by money. I get great satisfaction from only having myself to answer to. I can walk to work as it's only just over a mile away. I can take my children to work (I say children, I mean child, the other 2 are already in employment), and it fits in with school hours.
However, as perfect as it sounds, it is not without it's downfalls. I have to work 6 days a week and have not really taken time off during the summer holidays which is why I am getting a bad back trying to lift this burden called guilt. Guilty at not doing all the other things I see mums and dads doing during the holidays. We try and compensate by going to our caravan at the weekends which provides quality time with one another but I always feel the time goes by too quickly and Monday comes around and it's either come to the office with me and be bored, or stop with a babysitter and not see your parents all day. I've always worked but my work never seem to impact so much on family life as this job is doing. That's why I have decided to teach my youngest to bake. She's 8 years old and has a very sharp inquisitive mind. I baked with the elder 2, eldest took to it like a duck to water whilst middle daughter struggles to distinguish flour from icing sugar and a sieve from a spoon, but hey ho, no 3 children are the same.
Mini A wanted to decorate her cakes for family and friends. I wanted to show her how, but she insisted on doing it herself. I must say, not bad for a for a first attempt. and on tiptoes too may I add.
Did I mention my back was starting to ease up a little?...For a short while anyway!