Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dodgey Bloggy

I'm not much of a blogger these days except for noteworthy occasions and Favorite Link Friday (which I love b/c it gives me an excuse to be online when Dave really wants the computer - thanks for loving it ladies).

We've started a new normal around here. Not just baby, but Dave has a job. Yay! He's doing some construction for a friend. But with that new job comes a new schedule that none of us are used to.

Dave's old job allowed him to be home all day and leave for work at 4 p.m. and home at 1 a.m. He wasn't a huge fan of this b/c he rarely got to see his friends and had to look forward to working instead of coming home and staying home for the evening. But me, I LOVED it. I had him all day and the girls did too. I had the best of him. No tired husband and daddy. And when he got home from work he was able to decompress on his own. Now, not so much.

This has been a big change for all of us. I'm actually a real stay at home mom now. Before I was kinda one. I liked to call myself a "fake" stay at home mom. I could go to coffee with friends, make appointments during the day without having to think about babysitting, run to the store or shop without kids. Oh man, it was the life. And I knew it was. I knew I had a good thing going and I knew all those other moms out there with husbands gone during the day had it MUCH tougher than me and I had huge respect for them.

So all this to say, blogging is going to be a bit sparse these days as I adjust to managing the 3 little ones. I realized just how much work the girls were when my mom had them for the last 3 days. It was so quiet around here and it gave me the chance to take a deep breath and prepare for the crazy, fun times as a stay at home mom. I'm sure this experience is going to teach me more about myself and the grace of God. I look forward to it.


Shelby said...

Praying for lots of grace Kate. I have no doubt you'll adjust and love your new routine! xoxo

The Horne's said...

Wow, yeah that's a pretty good schedule for a dad. But praise God he has a job - perhaps the schedule will come back one day.