Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Today I officially joined the ranks of the gainfully unemployed. By choice. Bonehead and I have decided that the best thing for the family at this time is for me to be home to take care of the kiddos. Of course, our decision might have a little bit to do with the 3 cheese, mustard and oregano sandwich Bonehead had to make himself for dinner tonight because I’ve been too tired to grocery shop and Critter woke up before I could get Smoochie’s pb&j made let alone 2 of the darn things. Our decision might also have something to do with the fact that daycare is currently costing us more than our mortgage each month, or the fact that our laundry is currently clogging every pore of our home.

Now I get to make the switch from a full-time fast paced phone answerer, problem solver, shipment tracker, fire putter-outer, feather un-ruffler to a fuller-time fast paced diaper changer, peanut-butter face wiper, shoe tracker-downer, feather pillow picker upper. I think I may even start with the dishes that are currently taking refuge in my kitchen sink, and save the grocery shopping for tomorrow.

And maybe thank my husband for not complaining that he had to eat a pepper jack, American and parmesan cheese sandwich for dinner. And for not complaining about the labradoodles of Kepler hair growing in the corners of our living room. And for not complaining about the giant 24 roll package of toilet paper sitting on our kitchen floor that I haven’t felt motivated enough to drag into the bathroom all week. And for…..well, you get the picture.

Which leads me to wonder, is the man blind? I’ll be in big trouble if he ever takes off his rose colored glasses I guess.


DeeDee said...

Good luck with your transition! It's going to be a little weird at first but I'm guessing you'll love it after you settle into your new routine!

bako1964 said...

Woot will have a ball....I quit teaching almost 7 years ago and haven't looked back. Just remember to find a mom's group or something...don't depend on hubby to fill that "gotta talk" need we women have. I'm all ears if you need anything....I hope all goes well. Where are you located? Budgeting is my black belt...tee hee. Shop at Aldi's if you have one near you....when you get your energy Welcome to the ranks!!