Saturday, January 23, 2010


There's a lot to be said for Moms. We all have one to start with. And they do a lot of work for second thing. This I am finding to be true.

Nolana has resumed work and while it will be a part-time position so that we can juggle me doing my studies as well, her orientation is full-time.... for four weeks. So that means I am at home with the little pipsqueak, playing a little bit of Mom. I'm not nearly as proficient as the real Mom.

It's been a real experience so far (2 weeks in). I change diapers, I wash diapers (we do cloth), I shop for groceries, I shop for laundry soap, I use that laundry soap to wash more diapers, I make meals and most importantly - I try to stay sane.

Sometimes it's a real emotional roller coaster. We've had some really great times where I'm excited to be around her and get the chance to see the learning take place, to be the one who gets to report the 'firsts'. Sometimes she's laughing and giggling and playing games, giving me kisses and warming my heart. And then sometimes she wakes up at 5:30 in the morning and screams, or refuses to eat what I'm offering or demands her way all day.

I have much more respect for Moms who stay home and battle that day in and day out and still manage to come out on the other side with grace and sanity. It's no easy task.

We've had some great times and now she's a little more like her Daddy than she was before...


Jen said...

I think all dads should have a two week trial run as "mom". Not as easy as it looks. Not all about Oprah and bonbons, hey?

Enjoy your time with your sweet little one!

Eric said...

I think it's more of a Desperate Housewives re-runs and liqueur filled chocolates thing... ;)

Jen said...

Yeah, that does sound more up my alley. ;)