Friday, August 15, 2008

Not as easy as you think!

I must admit I always thought it would be easy to stay at home with kids, clean the house, make food, and take naps. It might be easier as they get older, it might not be. I am finding out just how hard it is as Amber had to go back to work this past week. Since my job is a little more relaxed and I really don't start up till September, I have been taking care of Rachel. Yes, that's giving her baths, feeding her bottles, playing with her, and lots lots more. At the end of the month Amber will be staying home with Rachel. I figured that while she is napping I would be able to get my things accomplished. That is what I thought. The first day she did not want to take naps and when she did it was only for 20 - 30 min a time. Not much time to do things. Right now she is entertained in her bouncer, hence the reason I am able to type. Sometimes she just wants me to hold her. I am sure every kid is different, some are better and some are worse. I think Rachel is getting used to seeing her dad every day and that is making things easier. Yesterday she took close to a 3 hr nap which allowed me to get lots done. So if there are any guys reading this, let it be known that it is not as easy as you think. If you are a mom, keep it up. You are doing a great job. Am I love you so much. Thanks for all you do. Also, I must add that there is nothing better than when she looks at me and smiles. It lets me know that I am doing something right.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

You have taken on the Mr. Mom role pretty well! You have always been such a great big brother, I never doubted that you would be a great father too! Rachel is so lucky to have these moments documented with her daddy!