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!!!