Just curious.... When your shift is over, how do you transition from Work to Family? Are we still striving to do it all, while sacrificing Family/Self time? Or are folks trying to develop a routine at home that is more Family centered? Anyone have meals at the table and if so... how often?
Apr 10, '02
My hubby and I are trying to get used to being "empty nesters;" so unfortunately we seem to be eating at our computers or in front of the TV more than at the table right now. But then our daughter comes home from college and makes us act more "normal" again! (That means we try to have dinner at the table, and she dashes off to do her own thing instead!)
I always try to wind down a bit after work; but since I work nights, I usually end up going straight to bed after showering, etc.
Apr 10, '02
Thanks for the reply, Jenny
I still have a 14 y.o. daughter, so we are able to sit down for meals at the end of the day...(sometimes I even COOK them myself....LOL). And I understand about the working nights thing.... btdt, it has it's advantages but I'm happy to be home when my daughter is for now.
Apr 11, '02
Everyone is on their own for breakfast, and often for lunch. But dinnertime is a family thing most evenings. Its easier to do that now that I am 8-5. And I choose to work 3 days/wk instead of 5 so that there is time to fit in dental/dr./vetrinary/home maint. appts./dog walks and all the little errands that must be done and still have a bit of time left over for me. The housework still slides. Its always at the bottom of the priority list. Hey, if nobody else in the house cares, why should I obsess over it?
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