Friday, April 30, 2010
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.