Ken and I are looking to make some big changes.
When we moved into this house six years ago, we were never planning on kids. We’d always be DINKs (look it up) with a garage full of toys and plenty of time to do whatever we wanted. Boy, have times changed.
Now we have this little “angel” to contend with, and I’ll stop short of saying we made a mistake in moving, but I will be the first to admit that I’m ready to get the hell outta here.
|Doesn’t he look like a joy?|
Ken is, too. We want to move back to Ventura County, where we both grew up (and where Grandpa Dale, the free babysitter, resides). Social media has brought us back together with friends from our past who also have little “angels” and we find ourselves making the trip north at least once a month.
When I first had Blake, I was a neurotic hot mess. Actually, I wouldn’t even say I was hot. I was a total disaster and going to work for a few hours a day was the best thing I could have done for myself and for Blake. We were also so fortunate to find a great at home daycare, and the Orchards treat Blake like one of their own.
When we move, I want to stay home. Who knows how I’ll feel when it actually gets to that point, but I really think I’m ready for that. However, I love having Blake at daycare with a family that exposes him to so many great things but I’m fearful that we won’t find another great fit when we move.
My dad stayed home with me for the first few years of my life while my mom worked. I don’t remember those times, but I wonder if that has something to do with the strong bond we have.
I’d love to know how you and your family do it. Are you a one-income or two-income family? Does it work for you? Why or why not? How do you think your working (or not working) affects your children?