I now work very part-time from home while raising our 1 year old daughter. It’s wonderful to be home with her and we are connecting much more as a result.
In addition to the joy of being with my daughter more, staying home has created a new behavior in me; I feel compelled to tell my husband all I did around the house each day. Example, after my husband has been home for 5 minutes I announce, “Today I mopped the floor and did 3 loads of laundry.”
I don't believe I’m looking for an ‘atta boy’ but rather don’t want him thinking that I’m at home eating the proverbial bon bon all day. We’ve laughed about my subordinate style behavior and I’ve threatened to start typing up daily reports for his files. He just chuckles at the suggestion.
Like traditional careers where people are held accountable, no one is here working with me on projects or telling me I did a good job. As a result, my need to report on the daily tasks helps keep me on track. Besides, where would we be without accountability, right?