If you read this post from a few weeks back, you would know that Justin left his job to start his own business! It’s been over 2 months and those 2 months fell on on then busiest months of our life, so it really hasn’t been until the last week or two that we’ve settled into a new normal.
Before he quit we sat down, looked at a typical work week, and divided up the time to make sure we both got adequate time working and also made sure we both got good time with the kids. I’m so happy that he’s around more to spend time with the boys!
In fact, I’m starting to see Luke prefer Justin especially when we are swimming! I’ll swim over to Luke to just be near him and he’ll say, “Nooo mama!!! No!” Then he’ll usually look around for Justin and beg to be thrown up high in the air. It’s very cute.
I thought it would be a harder transition than it has been to having him home during the week. Again, we’ve only had a few weeks of normal, but it’s been great to have him around more. Our offices are separated so we each have time to be alone and focus on our work, but the flexibility it offers is such a gift.
For example, a few weeks ago David was sick and I didn’t have to find a babysitter to hang with Luke because Justin was home. With no family nearby it’s always a bit of a scramble to find last minute help in a sickness related situation. I, of course, could have brought Luke with to the appointment, but it was nice to be able to just sit with David and really hear what the doctor was saying about how to care for him.
For years now we’ve had a good practice of being very clear with each other about what the next day holds. Usually that just meant the weekend since I knew what his days would look like from Monday-Friday. We’d always have an “expectations” chat on Friday about what each of us wanted to do on the weekend, and we’d talk through how to make it happen.
Like any married couple, there are things that we don’t see eye to eye on but I have to say I’ve always been really happy with our communication skills. And they are only getting better with time.
It’s been great to watch him tread the mysterious waters of owning a business. He’s a hard worker and is methodical and calculated with his actions, so I know he’s giving it his best!
More than anything, I’m so happy that he’s having this chance to do it, and a lot of that has to do with YOU! Thank you for reading this site and commenting and sending me really funny direct messages on Instagram about the random stuff I get into during Insta-stories. You make this what it is, and I’m so thankful to have such great readers.