“That’s great!” I replied. “What do you like so much about them?”
“She always has so many great ideas for what we can do after school.”
“Of course she does,” I said. “She doesn’t have to worry about cooking dinner or cleaning the house or all the other things. Her whole job is to have fun with you.”
P. & E. are happy with the new routine. In fact, they’re thriving. P. loves her new routine so much that she gets cranky if I don’t do things the same way L. (our nanny) does.
Q. is enjoying his day at home with P. and is somehow able to do the grocery shopping, clean the entire house, and get most of the laundry done, all between dropping E. off at school and putting P. down for her nap. Apparently P. just potters around next to him and has a nice time rather than attaching herself to his leg and screaming until he picks her up, which is what happens when I try to do any of the above.
All of which raises the question: if everyone else in your family is happy, is it selfish to want to change things just because you aren’t?
I still miss my baby.
I miss my big kid.
But they don’t miss me.
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