|Posted by Tajanator on July 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM|
Well, Cris did it. He now has a job that allowed me to stay home. I will be honest; I was not really planning on it ever getting to this point. Not that I didn’t think Cris could make enough to support us; that is not at all the case. But, I didn’t ever think that I would be willing to quit working. Don’t get me wrong… working sucks ass and I have never really enjoyed it, but I just never thought I would be a stay-at-home wife.
The things that changed my mind were sort of all-at-once and sort of made this decision necessary.
First of all, many of those of you who know me will have noticed that I have been a little down lately. Not just down like usual where I don’t want to see people… let’s face it… I hate people and probably always will so that is not a deciding factor, but down like totally depressed and not even my old sarcastic self. The self-pity really needed reigned in or I would have needed a giant slap in the face as the emo I may have become. shudder
Secondly, Cris’ new job required him a vehicle which, since we sold his truck, he doesn’t have without use of my car. His job (you know, the one that can support us both far better than our current predicaments could) was now going to be in Lost Hills and the only option for him was to confiscate my car for his personal use. This left me without transportation unless I wanted to consider public or carpooling which – I didn’t.
Thirdly, the house lately has been a wreck due to my laziness and Cris’ and my combined depression. It was time one of us got off our butts (me) and did something about it.
Plus, lastly, Cris wants me to stay at home. He has wanted me to be his housewife since we started dating and always had & has the mindset that women should not HAVE to work. He is glad to allow that to become an actual possibility. Who am I do deny that when so many other pieces of this puzzle fit together so nicely to include my acquiescence?
So – here I am. I am at home and so far, I will tell you this without any provocation , I freaking LOVE it. Granted it has been only a week but that doesn’t matter. I have been able to do all the laundry. I have been able to keep the kitchen clean daily. I have been able to read and sleep when I want and eat only when I need food – instead of the specified lunch times as before. I have already lost 3 lbs. I can work out when I want (no I haven’t become a workout junkie, I have only gotten on a machine twice this week but it is still better than not at all). And I can relax and enjoy my day. Best of all? I can be sure Cris only has to focus on work and nothing else. I was even able to make dinner for him. I can cook for him, prepare his morning coffee, make sure he gets up on time and goes to bed at a reasonable time,… he doesn’t have to worry about that stuff which will make him better at his new many-hours-job. Since he only gets to be home and social from the hours of 6:30pm to 9:30pm, this is practically mandatory.
So far, I am really enjoying it. My new job is full time house wife to my awesome husband and I hope I never get tired of it.