My favorite part of my weekdays is when I pick Connor up from daycare.
Ashley says that most days, from the time the first kid gets picked up, Connor starts in with his “Momomomomom” and hangs out by the front door looking out the windows next to it. He understands that I will be there soon to get him and is looking forward to it.
Hold on a minute, I need to recover from my burst heart.
When I come through the door, he’s usually playing in one of two places, but when he sees or hears me, he comes “running” wearing a big smile, singing my favorite song: the “Momomom song.”
It is hard to be away from him all day, every day. However, stay-at-home-parents do NOT have an easy job, I’m certainly not trying to imply that I think they do. One thing that is nice for them, though, is being able to take care of chores and errands during the week instead of cramming all that PLUS quality spouse, family, social, and “me” time into the two-day weekend.
I’m lucky that I have a wonderful McHusband who picks up my slack in so many areas, who lets me get in my time at the Y and go out with the girls. I’m very dedicated to my job and being there when I’m supposed to be, but I have a boss who understands that sometimes things come up so I may need to leave early or come in late or take time off for Connor’s check-ups or take a vacation day because daycare is closed. Knock on wood, we’ve never had to take any unexpected time off due to Connor being ill. (Let’s hope me putting that out there in the universe doesn’t change that record.)
I’m healthy, if sleep deprived but not because of Connor, not directly anyway. He sleeps like the proverbial baby. I am finally coming around to not being as sad about leaving our house for a new one and am getting excited about making it over with our touches. I have job security, a fantastic network of friends, strong family ties, and coworkers I enjoy being with. I have a really cute kid (if I do say so myself – and I do!) who brings me joy every day. And I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say I have the best McHusband out there.
Now if only I could get a third day added to my weekends…