It's true there are big benefits to working from home. And most of the time I wouldn't trade it for anything. But there are days when I wish one or both of us did not work from home. When we bought this little tiny house, we had the idea that it would hold us and our stuff, plus the stuff for 2 to 3 children. No where in that plan did we have "both of us will work from home" in there. In fact, had we even had an inkling this would happen, we would have bought a much, Much, MUCH bigger house. MUCH!
If we didn't work from home, we would have one or two computers on a desk or two, in corners. Likely in the back of the family room somewhere. We would have three bedrooms to use. And we would have both a living room and a family room. The boys could each have their own room.
Ahh...but I am dreaming here.
We do work from home. We have no fewer than 6 working computers in this house. And YES, I do think that is extraneous. We can talk about that another time. My husband has our third bedroom as his office and I am working out of the corner of our family room. Which means that it is really not that useful as a family room. Too bad, since it is the largest room this house has to offer.
On the flip side, we get to shower and get dressed when we want to. Today Liam was napping and Xander and I went out for a little wander together to drop off a few things, while Liam napped at home with Ray working downstairs. We can trade off being at home with the kids, if someone needs to go to an appointment, we can do that without much fuss.
But the house is always messy, I find. And Ray's office feels like it is in the middle of the fray most days. It's hard to work with little people underfoot.
There are trade offs, for sure. I guess I just wish we had a few hundred extra square feet to work with around here.