Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sweetheart Saturday



So it's time for the "Why is Ari so wonderful this week?" Column. Hmm ... I really should get him to return the favour sometime and do a "Why is Sarah so wonderful" column. ;)

This week however, is easy. The last couple of days I have been slightly off my game - understandable since they've been busy days, and a few things involved in them have been stressful (not like terrible awful, but like doctor's appointments, a meeting with the social worker ... things which actually turn out to be quite good whenever they happen but of course it's always 'hope everything's going as well as we think it is' - even though it always does lol), and then yesterday consisted of relaxing with family but ... let's just say sometimes one can relax too much. ;)

Anyway, Ari has been awesome the last couple of days for doing more than his share with Little Tyke (of course there are days he does less because HE'S tired or stressed, but he more than makes up for it when the shoe is on the other foot). As I'm sure many reading this blog can understand, being a SAHM (stay at home mom) is such an amazing and rewarding experience; love the time I've had these last three months to bond with LT, and how much he's come to love and trust me. It has its challenges too, which I expected; one of the biggest is trying to figure out just how much to ask of your working partner. On the one hand, when Ari comes home at the end of the day, I've been with LT the whole day, playing, feeding, changing ... I wouldn't mind some evening time to myself to vegetate, do other projects, or what have you. BUT it's not like Ari's been off hanging out all day, he's been at work as well, and comes home tired. So what's fair to ask him to do? What's fair for him to expect me to do after the whole day with the baby?

With many partners this could be a real challenge; with Ari it isn't. I'm sure I sometimes expect him to go above and beyond, and take advantage of him when he's home; I'm also sure he does the same now and then; but we both know we're trying, and we can appreciate that. I think that's pretty cool. :)

1 comment:

Ari said...

Aww, I'm blushing ;-) You're wonderful too honey, happy weekend!