It’s been a month since Shane and I both started working from home and splitting the child care duties. So far it’s been fantastic for both of us. It took a couple weeks to work out the kinks. Shane had to get used to a shorter work day and to working through the distractions of home life. Because sometimes there’s no stopping your two year-old from running into Daddy’s office to get a high-five for going pee on the potty.
As for me, I had to adjust to having a lot more writing time and a lot more freedom. No, I’m not complaining. It’s just that with so much extra time it’s easy to get distracted by fun stuff on the Internet, or shopping trips, or sunny days that beg for beach walks. I had to re-discipline myself.
Things are very, very good for us right now. One of us works in the morning while the other takes care of Cass. We meet for lunch and then switch until dinner. Every day, we both get to create stuff that excites us. And every day, we both get to spend quality one-on-one time with our amazing little girl. On Sundays, nobody works and we spend time as a family. It’s a perfect balance.
Now, if we can just make some money so we can afford to continue living this beautiful life…