So my husband and I are moving in a different direction now that he has a job that can support us. We have decided it would be more beneficial for me to stay home with the little ones and be a full fledged house mom. If I’m being completely honest with myself I am actually excited about this turn in events. Not many moms get to have that privilege in today’s society so I feel very blessed to have this opportunity.
Now the time comes when all of the house work falls to me. It’s interesting how these things are working out. So far I’ve noticed it is kind of difficult finding the right kind of schedule to get in, especially with the kids. So as a way to help manage the time I’ve written out a make shift time schedule with activities like cleaning, or writing, or T.V. watching all falling into certain times of the day. My husband thought this was a great idea, because it allows me more time to do the things that I love and still get the work done. Now if I would like to say paint for an hour, then I could write that out in the schedule on the day of the week that works the best on and still be able to have time for the dishes or, laundry, or mopping.
This may sound very one sided, but in reality I don’t think it is. My husband is providing for us financially, while I provide a stable environment for the kids. I’ve already seen an improvement in my eldest son Michael. He used to suffer from separation anxiety, now that I’ve had the chance to stay home with him, he doesn’t freak out anymore when one of us leaves the room. Another benefit with my youngest son is that I get to continue breast feeding. I remember when I returned to work after Michael was born, it was almost impossible to juggle whether I was pumping enough milk for the amount of time I was away, or when I was at my job sometimes I wasn’t able to leave for my break in time and I would suffer from really full breasts. I really think that is one of the reasons why I stopped producing enough milk for Michael. He was only three months old when I started to dry up, and it is the belief of my doctor that we couldn’t feed frequently enough to continue the production we needed.
What’s funny is I already miss having that special time with little Michael. I missed out on his first word, I missed out when he first starting crawling. Those things I’ll never be able to get back because I was at work. I’m glad things are going to be different with James. Already we have been able to breast feed longer, and I have seen his first smile. I get to spend special time with my parents as well. They love their grandchildren so much, I’m so happy to see them play together. It brings back so many memories of when I was a kid. It pleases me that they get to play an active role in my kids life, for they truly are great people.
As we get into this schedule a little more, I’ll post some more updates on how things are progressing. Also if there are any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you!