Well, as you may have noticed, I’m not doing all that well managing my life AND my new baby. This blog was like a distant memory of my past life, beckoning to me from a land far, far away. I’ve missed you dear blog readers and now that I am getting the tiniest bit of sleep, I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things….. Good Golly, it’s been 7 weeks!
Anywho… it’s been an insane 7 weeks that included 3 trips back to the hospital with our little one…. Very emotionally grueling but I won’t bore you with these details.
Today instead, I’d like to introduce you to someone new in my life……….NO, it’s not my new little bundle of joy like you might expect, it’s a larger version of my baby. Someone who many of you have come to know and love. Someone who I share stories about, who makes us laugh, roll our eyes, and oftentimes, makes us wonder what the heck is wrong with an entire species (MEN!).
Yes….this person is my hubby.
And, I no longer know who the heck he is. You see, during these past weeks I have a learned a few things:
- Hubby does indeed know where the laundry room is. As evidenced by the multiple loads of laundry he’s done to help me out (YES! I did say MULTIPLE!) AND…. He’s folded said laundry too!
- He can, in fact, pick up after himself
- Hubby does actually know how to empty AND load the dishwasher!
- Hubby even knows how to fold washed bedding/sheets (well, minus the fitted sheet – but this is still mind-blowing!)
- He can even do some low-grade cleaning!!
Heck, hubby has stepped up in so many ways since the baby arrived I couldn’t begin to write them all out into a list. Normally I write about how silly he can be (he still is). Or, how annoying he can be (he still is). Or, how frustrated I can be with him. BUT, he’s honestly become a different person to help out while I recovered from the physical and emotional toll the pregnancy and new baby have taken on me.
Now, you’d think I’d be over the moon that he’s been so great, and while at the surface, this is definitely the case. I ask you one simple question….. where the heck has this guy been for the last nine years?!
In addition to learning that hubby can indeed do all these things I think I learned a far greater lesson: Apparently I don’t know hubby at all…..
Or perhaps he’s just mastered the art of “training” me to not expect too much from him (sly guy that he is!) Well, guess what hubby….. I’m onto you now!
Either that, or I maybe I should have had a baby 9 years ago!! (ahhhhh……hindsight…………..)