I am grateful and lucky to have a wonderful and supportive partner. Yet despite this, I do the majority of work. Which I can understand, I’m the one staying home. But I feel like there’s this idea that it’s like a vacation. It’s not. I am always doing something. It is a regular workday. So when my husband comes home from work, I’m really to hand him off. Of course it doesn’t quite work like that.
Realistically my husband is only home for a couple of hours before we put James to bed. He comes home and I start dinner. Then we eat and by the end it’s time to put James down to sleep. The only real time I have is when James is asleep at bedtime. But some days, like today, when my husband came home, I was like here is your baby. I guess we all have our good and bad days.
I just want to put it out there, whoever is staying at home with the baby. Make no mistake, it’s a job. It’s full time, hard work and can be stressful. I know it may not seem like that while you’re the one at work but take my word. It really is, motherhood is a profession.