Sunday, December 11, 2011

Life Swap


You may have noticed (largely due to my absentia online) that the real world has been keeping me well and truly busy the last week, and somehow is about to kick into an even higher gear the next...  Considering I'm about at my exhaustion threshold I am hoping to dig deep and discover some extra energy levels I've not needed since the early months of childhood where running on empty was par for the course... (if anyone can spare some energy, I'd be so grateful!!)

You see, I'm about to embark on my first 5 day week in the office for about 3.5 years. And before you load your sarcasm guns and take aim, this also entails 20 hours of travel in 5 days. For the mathematicians amongst us yes, that does equate to a 60 hour week.

In order to make this happen, the husband and I have orchestrated a little role playing exchange program. Let's call it "Life Swap"...

For the next week he is in charge of all things child and chore related and I have been charged with being the chief money maker (well, kind of, if you ignore the fact he is still bringing in the bucks thanks to holiday pay).

Still, I'll enjoy coming home to cooked dinners, clean clothes and a (kinda) tidy home (a near impossible feat to achieve these days with Hurricane Harrison around) but the trade off is leaving home before 7am everyday and not returning for 12 hours each time...

I admit I also feel a little sad that after being the primary carer for the year I now face missing the fun festivities that coincide with Harrison's social Christmas calendar, including the daycare Christmas Concert and Playgroup end of year party. But on the other hand I do know it will be nice that his daddy, who has had such a busy year and missed out on so much, will get to make up for lost time and enjoy these special treats with his boy.

So, wish me luck one and all as I return to the fold I farewelled long before!  See you on the "Life Swap" flipside!



6 comments:

Laura a.k.a rah said...

GOOD LUCK!
You'll be an absolute superstar x

Melissa Jane said...

Almost sounds like you're going on a new adventure. Good luck and have fun.

Torkona said...

good luckers!

ps. I mentioned you in a recent post. thought you'd like to know!

http://torkona.blogspot.com/2011/12/why-dont-you-like-dad-blogs-but-love.html

- tork

Jodie Thompson said...

I'll be back to find out how it all went. Good luck with your 5 day week. It's full on isn't it as you never really step away from the mothering stuff even when you are at work you mind races back to your kids constantly.

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

gee... that will be probably intense but also great and refreshing. Good luck :) ps. i found you through Flog Your Blog :) x

Maria Tedeschi (Mum's Word) said...

I wrote a post about this a while back. Still sitting in my draft folder. Might have to dig it back after you week of life swap so I can link back to you.

Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Love & stuff
Mrs M