Suburban Snapshots

Dancing for this Video Counts as My
Cardio for the Week

Monday, September 30, 2013

I work from home, full-time, for a real organization with actual business hours and technological methods of ensuring I'm at my desk fulfilling my obligations between roughly 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It's a great arrangement with one big flaw.

See, work-at-home moms aren't like, well, I'm working, and I couldn't possibly do those dishes right now. We're more like, well, since I don't have to look at my laptop during this conference call, I'll just pick up all these shoes, make the beds, wipe down the bathroom sink, unload the dishwasher, put the dogs out and get a jump on grouting the bathtub. Usually there's also some household admin, like making grocery lists, remembering birthdays, scheduling doctor and mechanic appointments, and fielding important questions like, "Did I leave my wallet on the dresser?" or "Why do you always pack me raisins when I want M&Ms in my lunchbox?"

So it struck me when I first saw this smart and adorable video a woman named Marina Shifrin used to quit her job that I could also quit part of my job (namely, the part that doesn't pay me in money or medical benefits).

Watch Marina first because she's 25 and she's got great moves, then click here or watch below for my WAHM version of her quit-eo.

blog comments powered by Disqus