Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Reality is taking up residence in my brain. For real.

Today marks the 13th day that we've known our life is, indeed, going to change. Jeremy after months of applications, resumes, rejections, frustrations, redirection and a whole lotta "what now?" finally has a job. A job which starts on Monday about 45 minutes from our sweet little abode. And while I'm over the moon with this news, obviously, I'm a little apprehensive as well.

You see, before the unemployment gig Jeremy had a job which allowed him to work from his "home office" AKA the bonus room upstairs. Life for the last 3+ years has included my husband being, for the most part, at home. At home when I had to run to the Dr, at home when I needed to teach a piano lesson, at home when I wanted to have lunch with a friend, or run to the store, or visit teach, or a million other things I needed/wanted to do without a gaggle of children in tow. You see where I'm going with this?

And now it all comes to end. I will finally have to navigate life the way other moms do. And I'm not quite sure how I feel about that.

It'll work out, but change is always scary. Ya know?

12 comments:

Amy said...

I do know what you mean. I get so used to Jeremy being at home when he is in town. And when he is on travel, I feel like I can't go anywhere or do anything. and then I keep thinking, hmm. Most moms deal with this every day. Although, the difference is, at least their husbands come home at night and they can get out if they need to.

Good luck! I'm always available to help if you need to drop off your kids for a bit to go to the store or something!

PRP said...

You an do anything. You're amazing.

Shayla said...

Change...hate it, love it. Why do we have to keep dealing with it? Good luck, you're a rock star! :-)

Sarah said...

Ya, I don't know how other moms do it either. I detest taking more than one child with me anywhere because it is so counter productive, so I tend to be more of a home body and try and do things in the very few instances when Riley is actually home. On the upside I think your children are better behaved than mine! Ha.

Wendy said...

That would be nice to have my husband home during the day to be there when I needed to run errands and do many of the things you listed, but unfortunately I'm not that lucky. (Thank goodness too, because that means he's still employed)

So you either need to buddy up with some really good friends, and swap days every week that she can do her stuff -- kid free, and then you get a day while she watches yours and you get to do your things kid free.

It is hard trying to do things with all the kids in tow, and I have 5, but the more you do it, the more you get used to it and the more they do. But let's face it .... I hate taking them every time, and they hate going every time. So I have to wait till the hubs is home in the pm, to do anything without the kids.

Congrats to Jeremy for the new job, and you'll be fine with it. But you are right it will take some time to adjust to. Just be sure to "count your blessings" when you get frustrated and irritated, because it'll come when you least expect it.

Holly said...

Take the bad with the good, right? But that really is going to be tough! I had Jimmy home for a month and got REALLy used to it. It was been an adjustment. I can't imagine adjusting after 3 YEARS!

Sara said...

Heather your one of the most capable mothers I know. I always tell myself if "Heather" can do it I can do it. I always wonder how you do it with your own little kiddos and then some. You will handle this great and be better at it then most stay at home moms.

goddessdivine said...

That would be a hard switch. Now you might have to take your kids visiting teaching with you! ;-)

Andre said...

It does make doing errands interesting, having the little ones in tow. That's why I do my errands in the morning when two kids are at school. You have to time these things just right.

Kristen said...

You'll figure it out...you always do. Just remember not to do anything important during nap time. Just excited for you guys that Jer found a job.

tharker said...

Yeah, have fun with that! Taking your children, plus others that aren't your's is always fun. Maybe you'll get that ever so amusing question, "Are ALL of those yours?" or you could get my favorite, "Wow. You've got your hands full!" Thanks.

Stephanette said...

I will say that I'm sad to be Heather-less in Kansas, but happy that your change didn't include a relocation half the US away.

Good Luck! I have moments like this...
I am a consistency freak!