But I can't seem to get anything done when he's home.
I'm just wondering if this is a solo problem (mine?) or is this an epidemic that we can start a support club for?
I love my husband. He is an excellent provider, leader, father, lover, etc.
He works hard. We are both teachers and he is constantly a student favorite, being asked to teach an additional class because the students all want to be in his class (true story). He works teaching high school Chemistry and Physics from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm with only a 35 minute lunch break (since he gave up his prep period to teach that extra physics class). Then he coaches varsity football from 3:30 until 6:30 ish. He works so hard trying to mentor his players and be a supportive father figure...so many things I'm thankful for.
And then there is me. I am going to be working from 7am until 10am. AMEN! Seriously, as a teacher this is an amazing schedule. I am getting paid for that, but still, amazing. Then I'll be home by 11 to take care of the girls and the house like other moms. Very excited.
For summer my amazing husband taught summer school and had football practice, and then FINALLY he had 2 weeks off before football picked back up (we don't start teaching with kids until Aug. 20th). So he's home during the day a little more this week.
And here is my problem. All summer (and Spring - maternity leave) I was able to get up, get the girls ready for the day and get going. I made a list and got everything done. Highly productive (very proud of myself). But I've noticed this week, as he's home in the middle of the day...I can't do anything!
Am I waiting for him to do it since he's home? (rude)
Am I wanted to just sit and relax and enjoy his company (rub my feet please?)
Am I trying to give him additional time to play with the girls? (maybe?)
Am I wanting a relaxed atmosphere for him while he's here? (probably)
I don't know why it is, but when he's here...I am completely unmotivated to do anything. No laundry, no vaccuming...it's an epidemic!
Does this happen to anyone else? When your husbands are home is it business as usual? Does your routine include your husbands at home or away? Do you feel bad about sitting around while he's home (I'd love any reason to justify doing this!)?
But really, I don't want him to think I don't do anything all day (he doesn't think that, but I'm afraid of that...you know how moms/wifes can be, he's bringing the money, my job is the kids and house).
My name is Courtney and I'm unable to clean with DH home!