Pre-kids I had no problems sitting around all day in my pyjamas, watching TV, reading, doing nothing or just generally ignoring the mess that was building up around me. Given, this was only in the school holidays or on the weekends as I worked as a teacher the rest of the time, but still, it didn't bother me.
These days, I just can't seem to sit still! I always seem to be doing a hundred different tasks at once and when I'm not I'm looking around thinking about everything that needs to be done. Sometimes I wish I could just take some time out and sit quietly to read but I just can't.
I honestly think it's having kids that has done this to me. I'm become used to having to rush around to get jobs done while the kids are happy or playing quietly and it's just become instinct to do this now. Kind of like getting used to eating fast because you have to attend to a baby (I am getting better at eating slower now lol!) Even when I'm home by myself or have Chris home to share the load I still get like this.
And another thing, I get antsy if the house isn't tidy or in order. I think this is because I'm home all the time so I see the mess and it's not pleasant to look at! It used to be my classroom that I was concerned about looking tidy and clean but now that I am a SAHM it's naturally transferred to home! I remember when both Chris and I were at work we'd come home and cook dinner and then leave all the dishes from the week's dinners until the weekend to clean up. Ewww, yuck! I couldn't imagine doing that now!
I think I must drive poor Chris mad. On the weekends when he is home I get a little stressed that things aren't exactly as I like them. Chris does lots of cooking on the weekends (which I am definately not complaining about!) but he doesn't clean up as he goes (and being a typical male doesn't notice that the kitchen looks like a bombsite!)
I'm trying to be less neurotic about stuff. I really am. And I am getting better at being more relaxed about things on the weekend, even I can't be during the week!
How about you? Do you find you are more 'house proud' since being at home more? Or has it worked the opposite way?
Oh, and for the record, I do still end up in pyjamas for half the day sometimes. Except usually it means that I have gotten the kids dressed, cleaned up the kitchen, hung out a load of washing, fixed the animals up, vacumned the floors, and so on before I've given a thought to getting myself dressed ;)