The ability to study anything I choose.
One afternoon when I was seven I complained to him (my grandfather) of boredom, and he batted me hard on the head. He told me that I was never to use that term in his presence again, that if I was bored it was my fault and no one else’s. The obligation to amuse and instruct myself was entirely my own, and people who didn’t know that were childish people, to be avoided if possible. –John Taylor Gatto
The “bored” stay at home wife is not my calling. In fact, the bible teaches us that women should be “workers” of the home, not sit down and eat bon bons all day moms. And if you have children, there is no sitting down, unless it is to read to your child or play Legos with them. I don’t like to be bored. I will always find something to do, be it paint, draw, read a book, study about growing and tending plants as I teach my children with me. Cleaning, or teaching my children. There is ALWAYS something that needs to be done at home. I will never accomplish it all. Putting aside all of the things I need to do, any extra time I have I will use it to pursue something I find interesting. Being a stay at home mom, I have opportunities to do this, they are not always scheduled. Sometimes I do them when kids are napping, or when they’ve gone to bed. But regardless of the time I do it, my days are always very full. It provides a sense of contentment rather than the feeling that I can never get everything done while trying to pursue any interests for enjoyment. A great example of this is Reason #101- Reading/Studying my bible.