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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Changes, Changes

Kiddo has come so far.

Hubs got a call out of the blue for a job interview, specifically for a job he didn't even apply for.  It was offered to him this week and he accepted.

Shortly after, I got extreme anxiety about it.

He's been stay at home dad ever since kiddo moved in.

I've always been a believer in a parent staying home if they could afford to, but she's 14 now, it seemed like a good move.

My anxiety was horrible.

Hubs didn't feel at peace either, but his didn't seem triggered by worrying about her.

He's backed out and I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

I have a meeting out of town this week and the idea of kiddo not having daddy home when she got home and my being 6+ hours away had me so stressed.

I felt so guilty for telling him how much it bugged me.

The bad part is at this age, it's a matter of time before finding a job becomes very difficult (especially in an area like ours).  He could use some grown up time and somebody other than me and kiddo to talk to.

But, for now, I'm so relieved my baby will not be alone while I'm out of state.

eta: Kiddos reaction.....rolled her eyes when he told her he turned the job down and he said "Well, you're our #1 priority".  He caught her grinning as she turned her head.

She was claiming she was okay with staying alone for almost 2 hours a day, but she masks well, so we weren't sure.

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