One week from today my cushy day job will change drastically.
I’m seriously starting to dread next Wednesday’s arrival. Instead of preparing myself physically and mentally, I sit here in front of my laptop and sulk over the changes that are to come.
There is no easy way to explain my situation without sounding like a spoiled child, but maybe someone out there will take pity on me anyway. Not that I deserve pity. Actually, I probably deserve a good kick in the rear! I am a spoiled and pampered SAHM (not pampered and spoiled in the way you are thinking), but nonetheless I have it pretty good. Or soon it will be had it pretty good…
You see Jspin has a new job. A real 8 to 5, has to be in the office Monday through Friday, real job. It’s been a long time since we I have had to conform to schedules around here and I’m starting to realize that my job is going to get 75% harder come next week.
No more sleeping in and talking hubby into taking kids to school so I can run anyway. No more leaving sleeping baby at home with his dad while I run to the store or school. Goodbye to the extra computer and huge monitor that has looked so nice in my office and has kept Jspin and I from having to fight over pc time. Goodbye to having lunches together. Goodbye to jumping in the shower whenever I feel like it, knowing if a major catastrophe occurs, or a cartoon channel needs to be changed (or a poopy diaper), someone will be available to take care of it.
I will miss running over to _________’s real quick, or saying things like “can you help me get ________ out of the attic” or “hey, while you are upstairs taking a potty break, can you bring down all of the garbages?” J, however, will probably not miss all of my demands requests. His future employer should be very happy he will not be here as well! You can’t blame me though. Who wouldn’t be tempted to take advantage of the situation sometimes? (I think that my husband secretly liked to be distracted from work, after all, it is work!)
A little while ago I wrote this post about how it was nice to have my domain back to myself while my husband was on a business trip. Can you say JINX?? I do remember that it didn’t take long for me to stop whining and start getting into a pretty good routine, so I’m not too worried that I won’t be able to pull myself out of this Coldplay listening, laptop staring, solo-cleaning-dreading mood that I have been in all week. And the fact that I will have Jspin to myself (and our kids of course) for the next week before he starts the dreaded (only by me) job, is something that I am actually really looking forward to!
Well, here’s to change and having to grow up! Cheers!
p.s. If you tell me the artist of the song I stole the title from I will automatically think of you as a much cooler person…or something.