I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it here but as of next Monday I’m a stay at home dad for a while. I’m taking 5 months long service leave to look after Bert while Rae goes back to work. It’s going to be very odd waking up each morning and not having to put on a tie or hop in the car to start work. Only tree days more of peak hour traffic, meetings, urgent emails, lunch at the desk, walks up the street to get some fresh air and having to choose that damn tie each morning. It’s going to be different, and I have to say I’m really looking forward to it.
One thing I’m not looking forward to though is the money. I’m taking twice as long at half the pay so money is going to be incredibly tight. Still, I have done our budget and my personal ‘spending’ budget separately. I’m going to have to stick to it – there’s no alternative, but I have allowed myself one little luxury. I’m getting The Age home delivered. It’s been years since I’ve had the satisfaction of wandering out each morning to collect the paper and fighting with the plastic wrap for an hour before reading it. Hopefully I will get a few minutes each day to have a quick scan, if not I wonder if I can train Bert to start reading at this early age so he can sit with me. Wish me luck either way.
5 Replies to “A Little Luxury”
Good Luck to you mate, you are the test bunny for me….What do you prefer the shirt and tie or the Vanwho!!ver jersey each morning?
Just remember you are my test dummy, and make sure ,,the joint up the road from you does wednesday Parma specials for lunch in June..Because that is when Jonathon and Bert will have a chance to bond!!!!! And me and you will have to enjoy a Parma ……Just because we can.
You will do well mate
Best wishes Tony. You’re really going to enjoy the next 5 months. I just started having the Age delivered this week, but unfortunately I’m yet to actually open any of them…
And don’t forget to set aside an hour a day at 2pm for Oprah – essential viewing for anybody staying at home. It teaches valuable life lessons.
Argh… I’m still four years off my LSL. *siiiiiigh* Jealous, jealous.
Tony, good luck. It will be wonderful and exhausting and frustrating and rewarding and exhilirating. You’ll go back to work a changed man, and will find the office both peaceful and boring after life at home with baby 🙂
Sussy, are you planning to use YOUR LSL to raise baby? nudge nudge, wink wink 😉