Monday, October 31, 2011


Went to the beach with olivia this past weekend to celebrate our Anniversary. My mother-in-law was kind enough to watch the girls. My mom also kept an eye on the crib and fed and loved on the cat. The time off was amazing and just what we needed, a special thanks to you both. A full recap of the trip coming soon, but first...

Up this morning making coffee, paying bills, dressing kids, packing lunches, making bottles, working out the grocery list, doing laundry and planning the rest of the day and it isn't even nine am yet. Later its the post office, car mechanic, the bank, two grocery stores and home to clean the house after a weekend of neglect.

I told my wife this the other day and she said I should post it here. Ever since I quit my day gig, I have been more and more aware of what exactly she does during vacations and breaks from school. I always knew it was work and a lot to do but I never knew just how hard and demanding it is to be responsible for the every need of two little humans. I am glad we made the decision we did, tough as it is at times there aren't many things more rewarding.

That said: if you are now, or have ever been, a stay at home parent I have nothing but the utmost respect for you.

1 comment:

  1. I have to say I LOVE that you are doing it as a stay at home dad. I grew up with my dad staying at home when I was younger (he was rancher so we just went to work with him) and I loved getting to spend that time with him. Your kids are very lucky that you are able to do this. Stay at home mos are great too, but in some ways I think it's a little harder for the dads who do it because society has certain expectations and the people you know and meet can make it a bit rough sometimes.