Friday, 4 October 2013
Your parents are strange birds!
We didn't know that having a kid would change so much the way that we see life. We never knew that I would still breastfeed you after 2.5 year and that we would still co-sleep (part time!) in our queen-size bed. You should know that those things can be considered pretty intense in our part of the world but it works well for us.
However, I think that we hit the weirdo jackpot when we made the decision that I would be staying at home with you and not going back to "normal work" when my current contract will end in December.
Strangely enough, I always liked the idea but it sounded so absurd...especially knowing my previous career as an event planner (hello insane overtime!). But things changed thanks to a book called Living Simply with Children: A Voluntary Simplicity Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids Who Want to Reclaim the Bliss of Childhood and the Joy of Parenting.
So after a bit of insomnia, many discussions with your dad (who was quickly on board!) and a few lifestyle adjustments, we made a realistic plan:
I won't go back to "office work" in 2014
Twice a week you will go to daycare (lovely family daycare at 7$ a day)
I will officially start my doula practice and take max. 2 clients each month
And we will see how it goes!
Can't wait :)
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