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seeit2 posted:
DH's contract, (the job we moved to Texas to take) which was a one-year contract that "could" have gone three years, has not been renewed. So he is looking for a new gig. We knew full well when we moved here that it might only be a one-year thing and are totally fine with the lack of work - aside from what the tax man will take, we have a ton of money socked away. But we don't know when the next gig will come along so I went out last week and found a full-time job just to keep the money coming in.

So now DH and I are trying to wrap our heads around the change in roles - he's going to be home with the kids while I go off to work for the first time in 6 years. It's crazy. Luckily DH is such an involved daddy already that I don't think it will be too big a deal for the kids. I'm just not sure if we'll be eating mac n cheese for dinner ever night.
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (41) DD (5) DS (2) Just eat it, will ya
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sarah0323 responded:
Congratulations!!

My SO stays home with the kids as well. The biggest thing I had to learn was not to be a control freak. Just because SO doesn't do it the way I would doesn't mean his way is wrong.

We eat more mac n cheese and hot dogs than I would like but as long as the kids don't mind I'm fine with it. What helped me get out of the mac n cheese rut was a monthly menu. We may not have it on that night but we know what can be made. The crock pot is also a godsend. Dump it in the crockpot the night before and the next morning all you have to do is turn it on before leaving.
Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
 
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kc_94920 responded:
Congrats on the new job! What a great opportunity for your family.
KC~ Mady (9) Logan (7) and Coco (4)
 
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VicsEandJ responded:
The role reversal sounds cool. Buy DH a cookbook with easy recipes for beginners- I'm sure there must be one for 'Mr. Mom' somewhere!

Are you excited to be going back to work?
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Congrats!

I'm impressed that you were able to find a job in this economy..what are you going to be doing?

I think your DH will do a great job as a SAHD

Haylen
 
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baby1at35 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Congrats!
What is your new job?
Me (42) 2 busy boys 6 yrs and 5 yrs
 
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seeit2 replied to baby1at35's response:
It's a private preschool/daycare. I wanted to put DS there a few mornings a week but we couldn't afford it. The great thing is, I get a great discount for his care (and DDs) if I need to take him with me, even full-time will be manageable. So if DH gets a gig in another state and has to travel, I can still work and see the kids are safe.
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (41) DD (5) DS (2) Just eat it, will ya
 
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j9ween3 replied to seeit2's response:
Congratulations!
Janine - Tyler -7, Bella -5, Giana -2 born 8 weeks early
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to seeit2's response:
That sounds great....so happy for you guys!

I hear it is hot in Texas right now - Facebook friend just sent pic of her kids in her unheated pool!

Haylen
 
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steckie98 responded:
Congrats. Good luck with hubby being Mr Mom!
Carrie(33), DH (37), DS(4), DD(9/14/11)
 
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iocasta replied to seeit2's response:
Congrats. It does sound like a great gig.
 
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crunk05177 responded:
Sounds like everything is working out. I love when things turn out in your favor! Good luck!
Me (28), DH (30), DS1 - Michael (4) and DS2 - Nathan (1 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)
 
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VicsEandJ replied to seeit2's response:
That sounds great. Everyone at my kids preschool/daycare is so nice and are great with the kids. It's awesome that you'd be able to bring DS too if you need to!

Good luck!
 
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sarah0323 replied to seeit2's response:
That sounds great!!
Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
 
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UKbluegirl2 responded:
Congrats Deb! You guys bounce back so well! What a great family. Your children are blessed and will benefit so much from your resilience and examples.


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