As my wife is getting ready for work she lists of several options of things that I can do with the kids while she is at work. She also reminds me that after she gets off work that she will be going out dress shopping with her sister. She lists off another set of items that I could feed the kids for lunch. I tell her, “Don’t worry, I got this.”
My wife has recently gone back to work. Now, she has been “working”. Babysitting, cleaning, and doing some photography sessions in between. It’s work, there’s no doubt about, but she’s entering back into the other “work”. A job that requires hours and schedules and uniforms. Something that she hasn’t been a part of for a few years. All she has known is the kids. So I get it that she has this unconscious ability to list of things that could be helpful for me while I am with the kids.
This isn’t my first rodeo with the kids alone. I have had the pleasure of hanging out with the kids several times while mom is out of the house for longer than a day or two. This would be no different. I like to think I know what I am doing. I mean, I can change a tire on my car in 15 minutes. Diapers are easy in comparison. Don’t worry, I got this. I tell myself over and over as a personal mantra.
The house is still clean and the kids have behaved outstandingly. I haven’t shipped them off or given them away…yet. There’s no sense taking that option off the table. They have helped clean and have not complained about what I make to eat either. Bed times have been a breeze and we even got a chance to go out to a couple of stores as well as dinner at Waffle House. My wife is doing her best to help bring some extra money to our household so we can do more awesome stuff. I am proud of her for busting her tail for our family. Don’t worry, we got this.