I've been working double+ my normal hours for over 2 months now, on Monday I switched back to my regular shift. Working the longer shift is great and not so great at the same time.
Great: double+ the pay.
Not so Great: double+ the time away from home.
Luckily I really like my job and I have a pretty fabo husband who has played Mr. Mom like a champ. He has been the breakfast maker, errand runner, doctor/dentist appt taker, laundry swapper and all around great guy while I have been away from home. I'm super, super grateful to have this job. And I'm super, super grateful to have the job of stay at home mom before this.
Wanna know a little secret? I think working full time has the potential to create selfishness...at least it does for me. I haven't been available to just be around to help out with things. I've felt out of the loop. I can't drop what I'm doing and take kids or fix food or take a phone call or whatever. It's just more about me than I really like to live my life. But, on the other hand...it's not like I'm working for me. Me, Me, Me. I wouldn't even have taken this job if we didn't really need the income. Which, btw, I am hoping really and truly will be extra income in the next little while if we can get a little something up and off the ground, a little something that would provide for our lives in general so that we could use my income to put towards Adam's mission. Gah! Adam's mission!! Wow. Can't go there right now....
I'm just rambling here, it's all good.
The job is a blessing and the extra hours are a blessing and I'd be crazy to think that working this much wouldn't impact my family and my life in one form or another.
Okay, I'm done with that side track, anyhoo.....
So, as of Monday I went back to my regular shift. That means I am here in the mornings to get the punks off and get my house in order before I head to work. Honestly, I think Mike has enjoyed it even more than me. He will come inside and tell me he just really likes having me around. I have oragansized and cleaned my little heart out this week.
However....it was short lived.
I'm switching shifts again tomorrow. The plan now is to take it a week at a time and see. The lady I am switching shifts with had some surgery and came back a little too fast so she is backing off again.
Which is great and not so great. But probably more great for me than not so great so I will take it and say Thank You.
For now, Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to work I go! (in the morning anyway)