Well firstly before I start to ramble i best introduce myself! My name is Jo, I live in Newton Abbot, married (nearly a year!) and have a 3 1/2 year old daughter and a dog! I am a full time working mum and the hubby has stayed at home since my girl Alexis was 6 months old.
From speaking to people this role reversal is really common although I haven't met many people in a similar situation. For me it was a hard decision, leaving my baby as much as I had cabin fever I worship my girl and leaving her was a very hard decision but it was the most logical and anyway that was 3 years ago! Lets fast forward to now! Like I said my baby is now 3 1/2 with ATTITUDE!! How has our situation affected our relationships and emotional states? I can only really answer for me and my perception (I am sure a psychologist would have a field day!) anyway, for me its almost the norm now we have our routine. I have been lucky as I leave before the house stirs usually..... a few times well more often than not just lately Alexis now wakes as I get up, is she listening for me? hoping to catch me? Who knows but those mornings she begs me to stay home tears me to pieces. As I walk to work I have time to pull myself into "manager" mode but as a mum it rips me apart. I am a mum first and my girl always comes first so these morning totally destroy me.
What happens after I leave? Shes all smiles with Daddy, goes to nursery, collects me from work all excited like butter wouldn't melt! How do I make sure we spend quality time together? Easy, my days off are adventure days, we go the park, swimming, libarary, bake, basically have fun. My spare time is her time and this helps, or so I believe helps us to bond and gives Daddy a much needed day off,
Well thats a bit about my life for now! I shall post blogs about daily activities and weekly happenings and my emotional breakdowns from week to week! Hope to see u all soon!