Our First Summer Together

Guess what? Matt has decided that, for the first time since we’ve been together, he is taking the summer off! He’s been a teacher for 12 years now and has NEVER taken the summer off. When he told me this spring that this was his plan, I have to be honest that I didn’t believe him. The man loves to work. Lives to work. Goes crazy without work. But! We’ve had a hellacious year (mostly due to his former job). Now that he has a new job? It’s like I have my old Matt back. He couldn’t be happier and neither could I!

The first two weeks of summer are a huge adjustment for us all, even when he does work. I’m used to getting everyone out the door by 8 a.m. and then working all day. I am alone, I have control of the temperature of the house, the TV, the noise level. Now all of a sudden there are 4 people in my space! Who want food! And playdates! And sleepovers! And more food! And Xbox! And Playstation! And on and on and on. It definitely takes some adjusting.

It’s been awesome so far. I love having Matt home. He does his own thing, and I do mine, but we also do things together when we can. We went to the gym together yesterday. We went to the zoo with the kids today. It’s taken a huge weight off my shoulders too that I’m not the only one responsible for keeping Olivia occupied this summer.

I’ve been telling Matt for a while now that I don’t think he realized how bad his job made him feel. Now that he has a new one, he says he feels like a new person. Do you ever have those moments with your husband where you’re like “I TOLD YOU SO!” It’s like that. I’m just so freaking happy he’s happy and calm and fun again and we have the whole summer to spend together!!!


9 responses to “Our First Summer Together

  1. So happy you guys are happy! A summer off together…that has to be a real treat 🙂 Enjoy, tiff! you deserve it!

  2. How exciting for you all. Hope you have the best summer yet.

  3. So happy for Matt! and for you! Enjoy your summer together :o)

  4. I can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures!

  5. YAY! when austin taught, i really enjoyed having our summers off together. we don’t have that anymore but his job makes it to where he can come home early in the summertime. i hope y’all enjoy your summer together!! and so glad to hear that he’s back to loving his job. that makes ALL the difference 🙂

  6. That is really awesome! Time together is so important and it sounds like you all are already making the best of it. Congrats to your husband also on the new job…it sounds like a really good move for him and all of you as a result. Lol Ive had plenty of those “I told you so” moments. Its hard to bite my tongue from reminding my husband but I have noticed as they’ve added up they’ve given me more clout when I suggest something. Anyway hope you keep having a great summer!

  7. Sounds like the start of a wonderful summer! Can’t wait to hear about your fun adventures.

  8. That’s wonderful! I hope this is the first of many summers off. 🙂

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