Well.. it took six months, but I am back to work… A labor of absolute love though. Three days a week I get to have the best unpaid job in the world… hanging out with my Grandson. Yep, I am now a babysitter for Mr. Levi.
It is great to have him over everyday. Had to get used to having a baby in the house again, it’s been 25 years since we changed diapers, bottle fed, and had to adjust schedules around sleep and entertaining the little one.
But he is a gem. He is really pleasant to be with, rarely cries and has a smile that will melt your heart. A big part of our happy life. Our Daughter in law went back to work from Maternity leave on Monday and thanks to great timing with my retirement and all of the other stars lining up it works out that we can save the kids some money as well as create those life long bonds that Levi and I will certainly have. So Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s I have Levi by myself from 7 AM till about 2 PM when Teresa gets off work. On Thursdays our Daughter will help watch Levi as that is her day off. Then Friday’s he is at home with his Mom on her day off. At first it seemed a bit like a juggle, but we would much rather have him surrounded by family than at a day care.
I personally am ready for our little guy to start walking and talking so we can start doing great adventures together. He is bringing great joy to our lives and watching him grow what seems to be daily is fun. His personality is starting to shine and he is quite the character. Learning ways to express himself and exploring his new world. Little things like what his fingers do and what happens when he wiggles his feet. A whole new exciting world awaits him and it’s going to be fun to help him on his journey. My hope for him is that he remains happy. Right now he is the happiest kid I know and we want to keep it that way. Teresa and I will do our part to help in that endeavor. We hope to model happiness for him.
Well, looks like my break is over, time for a bottle.
Have a Happy day!