It has been 3 months since my life got turned crazy backwards. Josh closed his business to stay home with the kids and I took a full time job out of the home. Thankfully, God blessed me with a job that has daytime hours and the company is beyond family-friendly.
But still. Going from at-home mom to working mom has been an adjustment. In so many ways! I thought I was totally happy to close this blog and just earn money at my job…but that didn’t work so well. I can’t give this up! I love the relationships I’ve built through this. And the connections I’ve made and the practices I’ve learned are helping me at my job.
So I guess you could say I have 1.5 full time jobs.
Wake up, go to work 8-5. Get home and play, play, play! Clean, dinner, get kids in bed…then it is 10pm and time to blog!
Wait…this does not sound much different than when I was working only at home on my blog. I got probably one solid hour of actual blog work accomplished before 10pm before. This 10pm-12am work schedule has always been my norm. I keep planning on blogging for like 4 solid hours on the weekends so I can have my weekdays free…but then life happens.
So true, Mr. Lennon…so true.
As for the role reversals? The kids are loving it and I am too! I am really enjoying my job. I have hard days. Super stressful days where I come home and have to vent like crazy. But the good days outnumber the bad. And Josh is loving all the time he gets to spend with the kids. It took awhile, but he is finally starting to stay on top of the house cleaning too….not the cooking as much…but almost. We will get there.
What do the kids think? Oh they are doing pretty great with it. I know Lizzie misses me. But she smiles and says, “you have to work to save up for Disney World, right mommy?” Yes…that is why I work. Lucy hasn’t shown that she notices the change really. David, though – he has changed, and for the better! Now he gets all the daddy time he wants and he is excited!! It kinda hurt my feelings at first. I’d come home and he’d ignore me. But I am very thankful he has Josh as a daddy. He’s so blessed.
Well, it is midnight, that is my cue for lights out. I have so many more posts to write, things to share!! I can never give up this blog, it is my outlet, my writing!