Monday, August 20, 2007

9 to 5

When we decided to become parents, Ian and I both agreed that we wanted one of us to stay home during our children's first few years of life. In order to do this, we were aware that there would be sacrifices. The hardest of these was the fact that in order to keep our household afloat, Ian needed to work very long hours, rarely had weekends off, and missed out on much of the fun stuff that came along with the family that he was working so hard to sustain. The fact that he did this without ever complaining about it is a testament to his character and his devotion to Max, Maggie, and myself. I will be forever grateful that he was willing to do this in order to give me unrestricted time with my children during their infancy, and I am even more grateful to report that he does not have to do it anymore. Today is Ian's first day at his new job, which allows him to be home every day by 6 and to have every weekend off. The prospect of 20+ extra hours a week together is so wonderful that I don't think any of us have quite absorbed it yet, although I have already composed a chore list for Ian, in case he gets bored. (I am kidding. Kind of.) I just wanted to tell everyone how proud I am of Ian, and to wish him a very happy first day.


margaret said...

congratulations on the new job!! (what is it?) and congratulations to all of you for getting extra time together. that's really great.

Raging Wombat said...

Yow! Look at you Ian! Giddyup! We're all so proud of you. Well done, my friend. Well done.

And Like a Good Neighbor, Ian is there.

Chelsa said...

And just like that, a commercial jingle goes from warm and reassuring to creepy and sinister.