Well sort of anyway. Since I was shown the door from a career of over twelve years, I have assumed a more domestic role in our household. You know what? I like it. My wife and I have always shared the load when it comes to housekeeping duties, however prior to 2008 I was primarily working the “day job”, and my wife handled the duties of the house primarily. Things changed radically after that, and I must say, for the better.
I think my wife is happier too. She is not the daily grind, do the laundry kind of woman. She is an awesome cook, and she can clean with the best of them. However the daily to do stuff can fall by the wayside. That isn’t to say I don’t have my momentary lapses too. I just like to do this stuff more than she does. For me, the biggest benefit has to be the time I get to spend with the kids. I honestly feel so much more in tune with them than I did in that past life.
There are those days that I do miss being in a more dominant role with a career. However, I would task anyone that says maintaining the house, and taking care of three children isn’t a full-time affair in and of itself. Trust me the learning curve for me was somewhat similar to Mr. Keaton up there. I do have those occasional male bread-winner impulses that makes my wife roll her eyes over, but thankfully those are ebbing away.
Well, break is over. I have some laundry to fold.
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