Today is Tuesday, which means for the husband and the kiddos, today is story hour day at our local library. They all love story hour day … yes, even the husband. I get home in the evenings and he likes to tell me about how much the Mouse participated, and what stories they liked, and how long the Froggy made it before he had to take him out to the lobby to run around.
Today will be the boys’ last story time … because the husband has found a new job.
::queue the excitement::
::someone be excited dammit::
I’m supposed to be exited, right? He needs this job, we can’t continue to live off of one salary like this. The Mouse will be starting pre-k in about 6 weeks, Lord knows the baby needs some stability and interaction, and I KNOW the husband needs to get back out there with other adults. The position is a GREAT one with a company he’s beyond thrilled to be working for. He got a pay raise out of this whole fiasco. The benefits are pretty darn amazing, and the discount will come in handy quite a bit with two boys.
But I’m terribly sad about the whole thing. And to be honest, he has completely mixed feelings about going back to work as well. He told me the other day that these past three months have been the best, and most important months of his life. That when both boys are teenagers in high school, and all the want to do is hide out in the their room and text people, and play video games … that he’ll have these three months to look back on and remember. He’ll remember getting up with them every single morning, and sometimes taking them to Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast as a treat, and all the trips to story time, afternoon naps, trips to the splash park …
I’m going to be honest, momma is absolutely going to miss coming home to dinner already on the stove, and laundry being done during the week, and a generally unstressed husband and household. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the mortgage would just disappear and allow us to live the way we want to live?
Okay, pity party table for one, now over. We’re completely blessed for husband to have this opportunity. The past three months have been amazing, and we’re so lucky to have been given this time to slow down and reconnect as a family. It only gets better from here, right?