Wednesday, April 21, 2010

All In A Day's Work


It was my last day at work...

I used to be a corporate slave. My world then before I joined Hubby was home-work-home-work. I tinkered with PET resins, PET preforms and PET bottles. My bestfriends were the gas chromatograph, the burst tester, caliper, universal testing machine, and sodium bicarbonate. Packaging production start was dependent on my test results and analysis so that I had to make the right decisions the first time. It was a tough job, very technical but I immensely enjoyed it.


Me with my colleagues at the Quality Assurance Department.

All of that changed when I moved in with Hubby and we started a new life together. I changed careers and concentrated on being a wife and a mother and Hubby is the main provider. Being a stay at home mom is very different work from what I am used to: very domesticated yet very challenging nonetheless. One has to balance the books and maintain the budget, keep the household running without running out of tissue paper and toothpaste and salt, keeping mealtimes something to look forward to - all this while trying to keep your sanity intact and your relationship "alive and kicking".

Hubby always calls when he is on his way home. He would always ask how we are and I would just summarize it for him and tell him some details when he has finally arrived home safely. I also would ask him how his day went. We would usually talk about our day during dinner or after I have done my chores. Of course, as a married couple, we all have our moments. If something at work was not right, he would share it with me and I would try to encourage him. Sometimes, things here at home stress me out too and because I am not the talking type, he would just let me be until I am ready to share with him. Hubby knows me inside and out, so that he can readily tell if something is bothering me or not. We do talk, after I have cleared my mind or after anger has subsided.

I think the other important things in a marriage, aside from love and respect, are open communication and being sensitive to each other's feelings. If the other one needs some space, it would be best to let them be for a while. Otherwise, words that are best left unspoken are spoken. And no, I do not "add insult to injury" especially when I know that Hubby has had a bad day. I don't want to add up to the burden.

How about you? Do you ever share how your day went work with your spouses? Share them with us!

Rodliz’s Nest


11 comments:

Mommy Liz said...

Marce, ang heavy naman ng mga binitiwan mong salita dito, muntik o ng di ma carry. But, I guess, we all have a point when we said that open communication is always the key to a healthy and successful relationship. Parang how will our relation grow without letting our partners what we feel and vice versa. Through talking and understanding each other's feeling, that's when our love gets stronger. Kahit ano lang na problema, it needs to be addressed right away before it gets worst. It is indeed interesting topic. Next week.."We're the Best of Friends"..

Chris said...

ive been away from work for the past 6 years now...

G said...

Adjusting to being a stay at home wife after working for years is a bit hard. I'm also a corporate slave turned SAHWM - took a lot of adjustment at first but loving it. We're both just lucky to have found the best hubbies (wink!).

Rossel said...

ang hirap talagang maging wife and mommy but then there are the most fulfilling jobs. and you're right open communication is important so as to avoid misunderstandings.

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sweetdonut said...

wow... with your story, i want to fall in love again...
thanks...

nuts said...

you were smiling in the first photo and it was your last day at work..haha..:D

chubskulit said...

Yest, very well said. Open communication is very important in order to to have good communication at home. Love your entry. Mine is at Nostalgic Marveling blog dearest..

Liz said...

Hi Sis!

I wonder if you have received my email. Submit ko na sana later if ever. I just need the last four from you. Thanks!

- Liz

ethanINOSENTE said...

the blog was so sweet, it almost touch my soft side. I , myself experiences the things that you do but the only differences was that I'm also working that time.

as I arrive at the house I see to it that I make sure that breakfast is prepared and the miniature house is clean. I really liked the blog but as much as I want to like share it too in the couples corner, I cant cause we already took separate roads last year


i love it when you said "If the other one needs some space, it would be best to let them be for a while. Otherwise, words that are best left unspoken are spoken."

So touchy!

anne said...

Uhmm this taught me a lesson because I always greet my husband online with so much sadness of being miles away from him. Thank you for the good advice here's mine http://www.terryannemary.com/2010/04/couples-corner-our-days-at-work.html thanks

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