Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bringin’ Home the Bacon

BD and I do a great job of running an efficient home. With less than two weeks since our move, we’re still adjusting, but we have already set the wheels in motion for a successful partnership. The morning belongs to BD. He walks the dog, takes the Minnie to school and is our late guy at the office. My only job in the morning is to get out the door and on the train by 7am. Now this sounds like I have the pie gig, until the evening shift hits. I dash out of the office at 5pm sharp, pick up the Minnie at the aftercare, run to the grocery store for any necessary food items, get him settled in, walk the dog and get the Minnie cranking on homework before I cook dinner for the family. BD arrives and we sit to dinner – FAMILY FIRST - before he checks homework and we simmer down for the night. It sounds pretty smooth, but it can get hectic. With our routine in place we’re bringin’ home the bacon, frying it up in a pan and still feeling like we’re both the man.

On Blast
I congratulate my single-parent friends. It is an exhausting undertaking to work outside the home and maintain a healthy home life. What ideas do you have for keeping a busy household functioning as a loving family?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

4 comments:

THEGAYTEKEEPER said...

Can't wait until Noel and I are doing those things full time...keep pushing...

Cocoa Rican said...

You will....funny thing is, I actually feel more energized now and more rested and fufilled than when I was single doing half the work I'm doing at home now. You'll have to share pics!

Caspar608 said...

I remember when all THREE of my kids were in after school programs and daycare. I often wonder how I afforded it all...and picking them up at night was so stressful, especially if the train was delayed. It would be daycare center first then hop on the bus to the afterschool program. I was in midtown at the time so it wasnt so bad...but it was stressful.

we used to do things like Meatloaf Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, "We get to choose" Wednesdays, Take out Thursdays and Junk Food Fridays...not every week...the meal schedule differed...I kept a calendar in the kitchen...everyone would pitch in and it would be fun...I miss those days. They were so little and cute then. LOL.

We also did a lot together when we didnt have a car...Central Park, Lincoln Center Theatre, walks in the Village, frequent trips to the museums and zoos. I kept things interesting and family oriented. We had a lot of fun...

That Dude Right There said...

The next time someone say that there are no examples of a SGL male couples, i'll point them here.