Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An average day

I don't think many people fully understand how much Jerry does as a stay at home Dad.  His schedule has gotten increasingly crazy since school started.  Jackson has preschool 3 days a week, Katelyn has speech once a week, Jackson has speech twice a week, Katelyn has PT once a week and she has special instruction every other week!  Here's an average day:

8:15- drop Jackson off at speech
8:30- drop Hayden off at school
8:45- pick Jackson up from speech
10:00- Katelyn's physical therapy for an hour
12:45- drop Jackson off to preschool
3:15- pick Jackson up from preschool
4:00- watch for Hayden to get off the bus

In between all this running, he grocery shops, runs errands, cleans house, and even squeezes in some HVAC work when possible.  He then leaves around 6pm to go to work and gets home around 1:00am.  Just for the alarm to go off at 6:30 again and the whole thing to start over!

I feel truly blessed to have such a hard working husband.  I know not every Dad would be able to do what he does.  After seeing the craziness of the schedule, I realize God had a plan all along.  There is no way our kids could get these services they need if we were both working and had to have them in daycare.  Even though I know he longs for the day he can go back to HVAC full time, he also realizes he has been given a gift that a lot of parents don't get- he is able to spend time with the kids when they are young.  Hopefully this is time they will not forget as the years pass.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go, Jerry! I think it is awesome that he is a stay at home dad. The relationship he is creating with your kids now is something that they will treasure forever! :)