Thursday, January 14, 2010
Thoughts of a SAHD..
I thought the University of Tennessee could use a positive image after how Lane Kiffin treated us this week, so here is Jack in a Vols jersey!
As Michelle posted yesterday, I am now officially a Stay At Home Dad or "SAHD" for short. (Michelle had to explain to me what the acronym SAHD stands for, I had no idea)
First of all, none of this would be possible if Michelle wasn't working her rear end off for us at her job. She puts in long hours, travels, and brings work home with her just to allow us to have a parent at home with Jack during these first crucial months at home. None of that is lost on me, but it can't be said enough..... THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!!
So far, things are going pretty much as you would expect with the daily routines. Jack and I play a lot, cook, eat, clean, take walks, take naps, play with our dogs and cats, and wait anxiously by the door for Mommy to come home each night. When we hear the garage door go up each night, it's hard to tell who is more excited; Jack, me or the dogs. For the most part our days go pretty smoothly and we manage to keep the destruction of our house to a minimum before Mommy gets home, though we have heard the following on occasion when she gets home: "My gosh, what the heck happened in here". Jack and I just smile at her and try to look cute. At least he succeeds in that area!
For me, it's been a bit of an adjustment going from working an 8-5 job to being a SAHD which is anything but an 8-5'er. Here are just a few of the things that come along with being a SAHD
- I have been called "Betty Crocker". (my brother laid that one on me when a game we were playing recently got heated).
- I now know the pain of hurt feelings when I try out a new recipe and Michelle makes a face like she was just punched in the stomach when she tastes it.
- I have learned how to fend off Jack with one leg while I balance on the other leg to remove something from the oven (this has led to numerous burns for me, but none for him which is what I am shooting for)
- I have learned that a day at home is extremely full of stuff that we do, yet none of it comes to mind when Michelle asks "what did you do all day?"
- I googled "breakfast casserole recipes" yesterday. That wasn't the disappointing part. The disappointing part was realizing that we didn't have the ingredients for the recipes I found.
- I may soon be on a first name basis with the people at Petsmart. This is a free way to kill 45 minutes or an hour when you have a cranky toddler on your hands, and we have been there a few times this week alone. (interestingly enough, they had a Russian Tortoise for sale for $109.99 - not including home study fees when you go to adopt it)
- Michelle asked me if I wanted a cookbook for my birthday (she was serious, which I probably should have been offended at but actually I wouldn't mind having one)
Anyway, I'm sure we will have more anecdotes for you as we move forward. For now, all three Currans are adjusting nicely to their new roles.
By the way, if anyone has any good raspberry tart recipes, send them my way!