Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stay at home husband no longer-

Hip Hip Hooray!  My husband, C, has found a job!  And it's a good job!  I'll share more details as time progresses.
So background- C quit his job back in January, after 14 years with the same company.  Which is amazing in itself considering his young age.
Although we could (and can) afford to not have him work, this placed a lot of stress on him and on our family.  We were just married October 16th, 2011.
In the beginning his not working was definately was a source of contention between the two of us.  But as time progressed we found our own routine.  And while it took him some time to find and accept his role in the home, it took me a while to accept my role as the "provider".  But, now I actually enjoy having a "stay at home husband".  I get breakfast cooked for me every morning, (it's plated as I'm getting ready for work and I get a "Breakfast is ready!!") the house is clean, the laundry is done, the dog is walked and played with, and best of all- I'm not doing it.  We even discussed, that if he did not find a job in the market, he may play the role as the stay at home dad, if and when we expand our family. 
But that's all in the past now.  Presently, we'll have to decide how to re-split up the chores, cooking and responsibilites.  We will need to revamp our lives and readjust to having us both work.  I know he is happy because, well, most men don't want to stay at home and do the house work.  I am happy because he is happy.

2 comments:

  1. Damn, am I suppose to be cooking breakfast?

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  2. Ha! That's only for stay at home husbands!

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