Many people have experienced or probably are experiencing this right now. This is just my take on a new parenting technique that is trying and difficult.
We call it High Five Parenting…are you familiar? Essentially the concept is that parent #1 is home with the kids as parent #2 is working. When parent #2 returns to care for children, parent #1 leaves for work. In passing you high five (no time for a kiss).
The positive to this method is that parent 1 and 2 do not have to pay out any child care costs.
Downfalls is that parent #1 and #2 have a hard time doing much with the children outside of the home. Ok, this one is partly our fault since we have so many small children. And parent #1 and #2 don’t really see each other. Communication consists of texting, emailing, and yelling at each other through car windows while passing each other. Most of the time when I return home at night Brett is still awake.
Not complaining, well maybe a little. High Five Parenting has been quite prominent in the PairSquared household. Mostly has to do with spring sales/boutiques. We are looking forward to May being over. I can’t change anything at this moment, but something is going to have to give. Pushing hard for Thirty-One to take off a bit more. Trying to chisel out a little time for family time has been a challenge. And to finding time yourself is almost impossible. I promised one of my friends that come June I would find a little me time. Maybe I will let Brett join me too.
I might need to say Thank You to Brett for pulling through on this one. His nights are dinner and bedtime for 5. Thanks for being so patient. I am fully confident that our life will never slow down. Ha! Buckle in!