Today, after 4 weeks of being a stay-at-home dad, I go back to work, with a new employer. Woot! Woot! I had an unscheduled vacation thanks to the timing of my transition. During my time off, I was no slouch.
I managed to build some much-needed shelving in my garage and cooked a variety of meals using recipes that I found online. Let’s say I experimented a lot! I have never cooked this much, ever! I was also able to find time to be an extra in 3 different movies filmed in the city.
The best part was the kids. I made their school meals and put them on the bus every morning. This could be make for very stressful mornings but hey. One morning they woke up with coughs. I took that as my cue to keep them at home for a boys’ day. Treyton who is in Kindergarten, only has school until 11:15am. He usually goes to the sitter until 4pm but a few times I picked him up from school and we both went for burgers.
Last week the school division had a cross-country meet on the outskirts of town that involved grades 3-5. I surprised Mikhail by showing up to watch him run his 800m race. Daddy was very proud watching his son cross the finish line.
It was a great vacation but it’s time to go back to work. Now I am hoping that this job is all it purports to be. Wish me luck!