As you may have noticed, there has been a brief hiatus taken from blog-posting in the Milam household. No, Meg hasn't given up or grown tired of blogging, there has just been a slight alteration to the "stay at home" line-up. That's right, Meg is back at work planning conferences galore, and I am taking 2 1/2 months family leave from my full-time job to stay at home and earn my mommy wings. And yes, one pre-requisite to obtaining the prestigious title of "Mr. Mom" in this house is being able to create a blog-post while taking care of little Bugaroni.
So here we go...
So lets start this little adventure with a quick lesson on ambition. As the time to start my leave drew near, I started to really pump myself up. I started a note in my iPhone to keep track of all the things I was going to get done...
- Rebuild my MTB wheels
- Get the new piston in the XL350
- Get a filing cabinet and organize our important documents
- Build a bookshelf for the office
- Etc, etc...
The list literally goes on and on. Plus, I am still in class so studying is also a huge priority. I couldn't wait to start cracking away at all the things I have been putting off. I was going to have SO MUCH FREE TIME of course. "I wasn't going to have to work for over 2 months" I thought to myself...
"Ohh, and I'll take care of Nolan too while doing all these other things"
Let's rewind. Meg and I are very sarcastic with each other all the time. Pretty much every day after getting home from work for the last 3 months, I would say to Meg "Man, what did you do all day? watch Oprah?"
Back to present. Let's take a look at what "Mr. Ambitious" accomplished this Wednesday. I was supposed to:
- Go to the bank
- Go grocery shopping
- Do Nolan's laundry
- Take the dog for a walk
Here is what I actually got done:
1. Went to the laundry room to get laundry basket.
2. I Moved laundry basket upstairs to Nolan's room.
Whallah! Boom! Shazam!
In 8 hours, I literally moved an empty laundry basket up one flight of stairs and left it there.
Meg walked in the door, I was still in sweatpants, Nolan was still in his pajamas from the night before, and no chores had been done.
Meg was AAAA-MAZED.
Apparently, taking care of a baby is a little more work than I thought... We had been talking about nicknaming Nolan "LJ" for Little Jon. I have now started calling him "TW" for Time Warp, because I have no idea where the time goes when staying home with him...
But I have to say, even though he keeps me crazy busy, he is pretty darn awesome:
So, keep your fingers crossed, and maybe by the time of my next post I will have been able to change myself out of sweatpants...