Amy went back to work this week. She exhausted her 12 weeks of maternity leave. Now its my turn. I am doing 3 weeks as Mr Mom. So far 5 days into it I am doing OK. I tell you though, it is hard work. If Jake takes a nap its like I won the lottery. Originally I thought I would get some tanning time in on the deck, maybe insulate the garage, set up 3 wheel sets tubeless, and work on the yard a little. Uhhh... Yeah, NO! If I get to drink my coffee while its still a little hot I am doing well. But, the reward is 100% daddy time. I get paid for my effort in smiles and they are worth more than gold.
Also, since Amy is working, I have been doing more with Jake when Amy is home. I also have been making Amy her breakfasts, while she is doing office work I have been making the dinners, doing dishes, cleaning bottles, etc... Total Mr. Mom stuff.
On a side note it isn't a coincidence that the 3 weeks I am off just happens to be the 3 weeks the tour is going on!
I cant say I am anxious to go back to work but it is much easier to just get up, get dressed, and leave the house but so far this has been awesome.
11 months ago