Breaking Up Is Oh So Hard To Do


Breaking up? What? Who?

Yep, it is true. I am in the midst of a breakup of sorts. Actually a few if you count me leaving the stay-at-home-dad lifestyle.

But first and foremost, Charlie and I are breaking up from being joined at the hip each and every day.

As I start work tomorrow for the first time since May, Charlie and I will be taking a break. A break from long breakfasts, TV watching, adventure walks, lunch, naps and so much more. Sure those things will still happen, just on weekends.

What a change.

I have been dealing with it okay, mostly internalizing and focusing on other things. Charlie however, well, he has been a bit of a hot mess.

In the last week he has had a cold, started a new daycare, possibly having teeth moving and of course, being separated from his weekday buddy, me.

We have gone down this road before. After I did parental leave with Charlie, we both went our separate ways. It was hard, but we got through it.

But this time. This time Charlie can express his displeasure much more.

Listing to him call for Dada in the most sad voice has been haunting ย me for a week. I know I need to let it go and not run to him, but it is hard.

When he is tired, hungry or sad, this past week, he has wanted Dad. He knows what is happening. Our little boys club is breaking up.

He just wants things to stay the same.

But, I bet he will love his daycare so much more once he settles in. Other kids, toys, activities and food is going to open up his whole world.

Even today, I am all by myself. I made it until now without missing the little guy. He is such a bowl full of jelly, it is no wonder why I have enjoyed spending over ย a year of his life one-on-one, every day. This is also where I should mention how lucky I have been to do this. The stars really aligned honestly.

But as they say on Game of Thrones, Winter is coming. Things are about to change for the better, for everyone.

Dad is back to work, the kids are out of the house all day and we are now starting a new routine that will probably push Katie and I to new levels of tired and stress. But it’s all fun right?

As break ups go, this one is by no means the end of something. Well, unless you count watching Dinosaur Train while we eat snacks at 9:45 am on a Tuesday.

Breaking up is oh so hard to do, but I now get to come home and see Charlie’s big smile and get a warm hug and hear all about his daily adventures.

The Boys Are Back In Daycare Town


Well it’s a new week and so far, so good. Yep, it’s not that old but already we are feeling good. Why?

Cause both kids went to school and both seem to be feeling much better than last week.

Charlie was home pretty much all week with a grab bag of stuff. Fever, cough, cold, etc. and Harrison was not feeling great either although he went to school each day.

It was a rough week on Katie especially because she was home with the sick boy and could not do what she normally does. All week, she kept wishing for a normal week soon.

Maybe it’s this week? We shall see.

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Day 121: No Boys In The Hood



Well, Day 121 and there is something definitely different going on. There are no boys at home. I am all alone. What the heck?

Today is the first official day at the new daycare for both boys and that means I have a handful of days left to myself on the PL.

Don’t worry, I have a lot to do in preparation for going back to work.

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Day 116: Orientation Week Is Going To Be Hardest On……



Daycare orientation week is going to be hardest on ME!

Yep, forget the kids, they are going to love going to a new school. The person I am worried about is me. My time at home with the boys is coming to an end.

Today was our first trip to the new daycare. This week is a gradual introduction for Charlie and by Friday he will be going for a full day.

I have been with the little guy every day for six months and it is going to be hard to let that go.

Harrison will be starting at the new daycare next week but he got to check out his new class today as well. Let’s just say he loved it.

We packed up and left for the school just after 9 am today. The agenda was to go for an hour with me staying in the baby room with Charlie.

Tomorrow, it will be two hours and I leave for one.

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