Basically, Daddy is the best.
About a month ago, we made a family decision that Brian would begin working from home as a full-time dad to the kids. It was a decision a long time coming, and I think it has already made us a happier and closer family unit. No more days when Daddy is gone before we wake up and back after little eyelids have closed. No more Saturdays spent alone with an exhausted Mommy who is just not as cool or fun as Daddy.
Brian has really embraced being the main instructor for the kids, and they have loved having so much of their Daddy's attention. Case in point: on his very first day with the kids at home they made play doh, studied chemical reactions with flour and vinegar and baking soda, found and went to the free kids movie in town, and watched zero TV. Yeah. My best mom day does not even come close.
Some photos he has sent me of their fun:
|Nothing is more fun right now than tickle monsters on mom and dad's bed.|
|So happy to see her daddy...|
|...probably because they baked a cake and then smeared it all over their faces|
|in the bed again - seriously, this is their favorite thing|
|I am no longer allowed to read to Jeremy at night - it HAS to be Daddy|
|Violet plays "go to leep" all the time - she puts all of her toys and dolls to bed and just randomly curls up in her blanker and pillow all day|
|trip inside the sunsphere!|
|World's Fair Park Playground|
|This girl loves a good playground - I am told|
|love those monsters|
|best one - hey, they are both kinda looking the same direction, I consider that a win|
Violet, meanwhile, has been at the park, at the library, and learning letters and numbers each day. She knows all of her colors, all of her letters, and numbers 1-10. Some of that is from the ELC of course, but Brian has done a great job of taking her natural desire to learn and making it fun.
As for me? Well, what can I say? Having a great husband at home spending so much quality time with our kids makes me feel better about being gone. I walk in to a happy home each night, kids excited to tell me about their day, and a husband smiling proudly in the background. I'd say I am quite happy with the new arrangement as well.