I have been a stay at home mom for about eight years and they have always had my full attention, but this other thing has arrived, THE SHOP. I wasn't sure how it would work, I'm not super mom (I think so -this is the hubby-). Let's just say it is time to work on the laundry and the house a bit more. Going to the gym, OH, I forgot about that. However, they think it is great that mom doesn't make them pick up their room at night. Hah, wait till I finally get my act together.
It is funny how kids work. One day I worked on my Etsy shop upstairs in the study to get out of their way. So what do you think happened? They packed up their toys and both headed for the study and set up to play. My son closed the door and said "Mom you need company and let us know if you need some help." Later, my husband sat down as well. So from now on I work on the shop where they are and everyone gives me advice. My kids are hoping a few things do not sell, they want them for their birthday. By the way Miranda says "HI" and Chase says "Who are you talking to"!!!!
You never imagine what is involved in starting up a shop. Finding the treasures is the best part, then researching them is fun. Cleaning if needed I find rewarding. Then taking pictures of the items, after you are done, "Wow I had better retake every picture." This was the hardest part, but I think I am finally getting there or should I say my husband (wait until I send my bill -again this is the hubby-). He has taken over this part and I am happy to hand it over to him. The posting of the items has been very time consuming (I have a old and slow computer). Guess what I have learned, work on the household chores while the pictures are uploading. The uploading takes forrrreverrrrr, not kidding.
All and all it has been fun, exciting and exhausting. I have learned something amazing through this experience. While I have not sold a lot (my husband says, be patient), my family thinks I have the best shop out there. I have to agree, because they are a part of THE SHOP.