I have a habit of reading through my comment boxes after few weeks and checking on who were my commenters so I can return their favour and visit their blogs. Sometimes, I will re-read my old posts.
So out of boredom this afternoon, I read this month's posts and I happen to read one comment made by Ms Cat. A sexy mama herself who has 2 lovely daughters. She was commented on my schedule as a working mother. Yes, I know it looks tight, working from Monday to Saturday, 48 hours per week. Sunday again, I am full time mother, "working" at home. What choice do I have? I choose such life, so I cannot complain much right?
Then a thought comes to my mind. Why don't I declare a one day off for myself? A self-declared holiday, just a day!! But would it work? You know, leaving everything behind, let hubby looks after the children, house chore can wait for another day....hmm, what a wonderful thought that would be. But I know myself too well. I could not stand a second, not doing anything. Now I am wondering is that what the fortune master has been telling me??? Remember I told you last year that I change my Chinese name as a soothsayer said I have a bad luck and will work hard (not smart??) for the rest of my life. Hmm, I am the type of person that loves to work, even at home, I could not stop doing something. May it be in front of pc, washing, cooking or cleaning, I have to do something! Gosh! I must take things easily from now onward....
But once a while, I will give myself a break. Visit spa or window shopping with friends, gone for a body massage or facial. It may be 2 or 3 hours, but those hours do count. I make me feel great again. Refresh my body. I need a break. It is not that as a working mum, you do not have life other than your work and family. It is not true. Family and work may be important, but "me time" is a must to protect your sanity and a good stress reliever.
I remember an ex-colleague made a remark about me once. "Why you have to work when you can have the leisure of sitting at home, been a siu lai lai??" Er, if my hubby is rich, I don't mind being one. *wink*