I have to admit that there are times where I want to get in my car and drive to the nearest hotel, check into the nicest room, lay on the bed and relax. Why you ask? For that question to be answered I must tell you a little about the typical day in the my life.
5:30 am- Alarm goes off!
5:45 am- Alarm goes off again. This time I get up.
5:46 am- Bathroom routine (Complete with brushing teeth, applying deodorant, and fixing hair.).
5:50 am- Get dressed
6:00 am- Head downstairs, turn off alarm, make my lunch, get dinner in the crock pot, make breakfast, feed Tan Man, Take Tan Man potty, Download shows to Genie Go app, and make to go coffee.
6:30 am- Drive to work while drinking coffee, cursing other drivers for driving slow, jamming out to Frank Sinatra Radio on iTunes Radio, and reviewing plans for the day in my head.
7:20 am- Arrive at Work
8:00 am- Do various work related task and unrelated work task like, watching download shows, witting blog entries, listening to other people’s conversations, talk about Scandal, and celebrating some coworkers birthday.
4:30 pm- I am free!!! Time to head home!
5:30 pm- Home sweet home!
5:31 pm- Start cooking dinner such as side dishes, salads, or bread.
6:00 pm- Dinner time!
6:30 pm- Clean up kitchen and some house work. This may include laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, cleaning bathrooms, and gathering trash.
7:00 pm- Karsyn’s bedtime routine. This includes a bath, a 6 oz bottle, a fight to get PJs on, maybe a story, and then the last ten minutes of me holding her wishing she would stop growing up.
7:30 pm- Exercise time and shower
8:00 pm- TV time with the wife that includes conversation about our day and maybe some ice cream.
10:00 pm- Sex Life
10:01 pm- Bed time
As you can see this is a very intense schedule when it comes to being a husband and a father who does a lot. I like being so busy and my wife is very appreciate. She does help me with the baby while I take care of the cleaning and cooking. Truth be told it is more me helping her with the baby then her helping me. My wife is a wonderful mom and Karsyn’s bedtime routine is her thing. I only make myself available so if she needs me she just has to ask.
So why get in the car and head to a hotel? Sometimes I do feel a little overwhelmed. There are just so many hours in a day and its hard to stay on top of everything. There are days where I just have to take some time and be alone to just relax. Then its up and back to work feeling refreshed and ready to go.
Do I mind being the cook, janitor, banker, and heavy lifter? The answer is not at all. I love being needed and it makes me proud to be a husband and dad to do all this because it makes me feel like I am providing and supporting my family. My wife always brags about me to her friends and knows she has a great thing going at home. She thinks there is nothing sexier than a man who does it all!