Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mr. Mom and Ms. Dad, Week 1

He said: Well, one week down, I'm not too sure how many more weeks to go. I have to say that I love that little boy. I was asked by a friend if staying at home is harder than going to work. The answer to that is yes, it is harder to stay at home. I like my job, the day goes by quickly. I love teaching...etc. That doesn't mean that I don't love my son or staying at home with him. I do love that. It isn't that staying at home is demanding labor; it isn't. That is perhaps what makes it hard. I feel as though I am not doing anything. I don't know how many times I can read The Very Lonely Firefly. The hardest part so far is seeing e not happy leaving and being away.

At the same time, I love the idea of being at home over the summer. It gives me a chance to get to know my son. I can only imagine how valuable summers can be to the relationship that I have with him. We'll see how the next few weeks go, but for me so far, I have been able to handle it to a certain extent and I have even enjoyed most of it.

She said: This week was much harder than expected. A lot of that has to do with Monday's Metro accident which snarled my commuting pattern for the rest of the week thereby keeping me from home longer than expected. A lot of it has to do with not getting my laptop from work by Tuesday which meant my work-at-home day was pushed until Friday and so I had to work four days in a row. It was tough. I feel like more should be attributed to missing Rhett, which I did tremendously. But if I'm honest, I have to admit that working is far easier than being home. Yes, I would choose being home, even with the hardness of it. I love that little boy more than I ever thought I could. But being home is hard work, and work isn't.


  1. sounds pretty good. hopefully your week will go better with finally getting the computer set up at home for you.

    adorable, adorable rhett!

  2. P and I can TOTALLY relate. Hang in there, just about the time you have it "down" it will be time to switch AGAIN!!!!! :)