So the Boy turns one in a few days. And really we don’t have anything huge planned. It’s a combination of he-won’t-remember and Thea-has-no-free-time-to-plan-and-Nikolas-is-hopeless. Just a small family thing. But the hope is that Thea will be able to put together a Batman cake. Does one “put together” a cake?
I think I’ve been adjusting fine to… staying in my pajamas and watching movies with a toddler. Admittedly, not a difficult adjustment. Much more difficult for Thea to go back to full-time work… and then some. Being a teacher is hard. And unlike me, Thea doesn’t look for shortcuts nor is she as comfortable with mediocrity. So she works very hard.
Fortunately, we have a setup where I’m able to work from home quite a bit (he says as he updates his blog) and my mom can watch the Boy a couple days a week. In my mind, a pretty good setup. Of course… I’m the one in pajamas.
So I feel a little guilty that we’re not the traditional family… Where the man goes to work and… the wife stays home. I guess the traditional family from the 50’s. Because I know very few families where one parent can stay home. Life is expensive.