Before I became (I really dislike this title) a "Stay at Home Mom", I was an accountant. I worked in the field full time until my oldest was 2, then part-time until we moved out of Texas - away from all of our family/support system/emergency babysitters. It wasn't my dream job but it got me out of the house, gave me an opportunity to use my brain for something other than memorizing title sequences from the Disney Channel, and there was a routine paycheck. All in all, a decent gig.
I consider going back to work from time to time. I kind of miss it. But the truth is I don't want to be an accountant. I don't know what I'd like to do, but sitting at a desk all day staring at a computer and entering numbers IS NOT IT.
Charming and I were watching the Cowboy's game on TV last night and one of the announcers mentioned something about one of the player's wives being an emergency room nurse.
Charming: That's interesting that she works. She probably doesn't have to.
Me: Well, maybe she likes her job. I'd go back to work if I liked what I did. I think being a nurse would be cool.
Charming: Are you saying you're gonna go to nursing school?
Me: No. I don't have the stomach for nursing. And I'm fairly certain one doesn't just DECIDE to go to nursing school. But I like that you get to talk to people and don't sit at a desk all day. Also, I'd like a job where I got to wear scrubs and squishy shoes.
Charming: Well that would be a step up from what you wear now.
Charming: Would you like diamonds for Christmas?
Moral of this story:
Bait your husband for an insult and you will score jewelry.