Your husband sounds sweet. I know there are a lot of men who resent being the solitary breadwinners but I can't help but think those guys don't know what they're missing, LOL.
They're missing a lot. My husband comes home to supper, a clean house, and PEACE. Not to mention all the things I get done during the day means our weekends and days off are truly OURS. We aren't straddled with yard work, house work, laundry, running errands, etc. Not to mention the time it granted me to grow as an individual.
We certainly made the right decision for our family when I decided to stay home. My kids really would have suffered if I worked. And with Gavin's speech delay (which is almost all caught up) there is no way he'd be starting Kindergarten this year because I wouldn't have had the hundreds of hours to work with him.
I don't understand how women (not our generation but the one in the 60's)
could so easily give up the expectation of staying home and taking care of the family and make it something so political. I bought into it as a kid growing up, but once I saw my son, well, reality cut through the propaganda like a hot blade through butter.
I'm rambling because I just got back from visiting the classroom. Parents were all supposed to be there for orientation. It seemed to be feast or famine. Some kids had both parents present, some just mom, and some none. And while I do understand single parents can't always make school things, I still felt bad for the kids who didn't have anyone show up for them. All the activities were for the parent/child team.
Something I'm not sure I like...Ohio, like many states, has decided special needs children belong in the classroom with "regular" kids. I don't have an issue if the child is not disruptive. It's not hurting anything. Technically Gavin is "special needs" since he goes to speech therapy. And they labeled a kid who can only speak Dutch in his class "special needs." Which I guess technically he is, heh.
(Gavin especially likes this boy because he lets Gavin do all the talking.hahahaha...The teacher said she'd probably pair them up because Gavin is such a talker it will give him something productive to do...naming every single thing he's doing, telling the boy what pictures are in books, etc.)
But there are two kids in his class who are special needs and can't sit still. So they are permitted to walk about the room, in and out into the hall, at their leisure.
I don't like it. It's distracting.
Oh well....one other thing...it's so friggin hot in there it gave me a sick headache. And while the teacher is the best Kindergarten teacher in that school, the class is so big...I dunno, how good can you be to 30 kids at a time? I wouldn't want to go there and sweat everyday.
Gavin hates coloring, which is really stressed in Kindergarten (to help build fine motor muscles so they can write better). One of the first things he said to the teacher was..."Excuse me? Do we have to color much in this school? I hate coloring."
Uh, so while I obviously didn't cry with Gavin going to school on his first day...I do sorta have my own reaction.
although when I was in K we did half day, so half the kids were am and half were pm.
They do that here too. There are roughly 90 kids in three classes in the AM, then 90 in three classes in the PM. And that's just one elementary, we have five!
Gavin is PM.