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Friday, April 30, 2010

Conversations with my Kid - The Mama's Working Edition

So I started a job on Monday. A freelance television project that will last about a month or so. And a week ago was my husband's last day on his television project that had lasted almost two years. So what does that all mean?

It means this week has been all about role reversal. Mama goes to work. Daddy stays home.

I love this switch on so many levels but I mainly love it because my man gets to hang at home being a daddy and just loving on his kids.

And he's damn good at it.

Each evening this week I returned home to a peaceful home. Homework done, kitchen cleaned, dinners consumed, and my man and our three lovelies were just hanging out. Phoebe was on Daddy's shoulders walking around the house ducking under doorways, Claire giggling while playing on Daddy's iPad, Tommy zooming around the house with toys in hand.....just everything under control and everyone relaxed and happy.

"Wow, honey. You are so amazing!" I told him. "No yelling, no crying, no freaking out....the kids are gonna love this Daddy vibe. They'll never want you to go back to work!!"

"Oh honey," he replied. "It's just week one...we'll see what happens."

Last night, I grabbed the kids and collapsed on the couch with them asking them about their day. Then I said, "Daddy's doing such a great job this week. Do you like it this way? Mommy goes to work and Daddy stays home with you?"

Our sweet Phoebes answered, "I want you BOTH to stay home!"

"Yeah," Claire said, "We like you both best."


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It's really windy here. I hope your Friday is not as windy. It's making us all sneeze.


  1. It's so nice when kids are love staying with dad! (And mom, too, of course.)

  2. I've said it before and I'll say it again--you some some very happy kids! And sweet too. What wonderful role models you two are, and showing them flexibility.

  3. Oh, to win the lottery. For the money that is. Seems you guys already hit the life jackpot when you found each other.

    Good job :-)

  4. oh, the sweet life. :) (not always perfect...but sweet nonetheless).

  5. Oh lady, I LOVE that.

    You're so BUSY. Hang in there, friend. I love it that your sweet girls said those things so you can feel even better about this. You've got yourself quite a man, too. but you knew that.

  6. Breaks my heart when the kid wants us both home at the same time...when we work opposite shifts, pretty much. *sigh* Kid conversations are great.

  7. Awww, that melted my heart and they're not even my girls.

  8. I love it when my husband is on hiatus and can take care of the kids. It was an adjustment initially to watch him do things his own way (and not mine) but I've grown quite used to it.


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