I was warned that having a kiddo would take up a ton of my time. My parents, other parents, and even random people in the checkout line told me that my free time was pretty much gone. They were absolutely right. Jonah takes up almost every free moment I have. I say “almost” because we are also putting on an addition to the house.
Sara and I call it, “The Addition for our Addition”. Over the past five months (I’m honestly guessing how many months it’s been… I can’t remember what day it is half the time) we have been working on building a master bedroom with our own bathroom, a walk-in closet, extending the kitchen by six feet, and also moving our washer and dryer upstairs. It’s been a crazy process. Things weren’t too bad while Sara was pregnant, but now that Jonah has arrived, my past month has been a whirlwind of the day job, quick dinner, addition work, rushed shower, and some time with my son, quick nap before he is awake again. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
It may sound like I’m complaining, but I’m definitely not. Thanks to a great relationship with Sara we have been finding a balance. We take turns changing diapers (although the ratio of poopy, blown out the side, splattered-the-walls diapers seems to be skewed in my direction for some reason…) Also, normally I do the cooking for us in the evening; but since Sara has been home on maternity leave, I’ve been able to experience new and exciting culinary creations. Some are crunchy and black, but all are made with love. (Pro tip to other Husbands: Drown it in ketchup. Just drown it and smile…)
Finding the balance in marriage is tough, but adding a child into the mix adds a whole new dimension to life. I’m busy, stressed in a good way, and wishing I had a few more hours in the day. I’m learning to take things one day at a time and appreciate every second I get to spend with my son. Pretty. Good. Stuff.
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Take care and find your own balance,