Saturday, July 4, 2009

DH steps into the role of primary caregiver

BigFinance has July 3rd as a floating holiday because bank branches are technically open on Saturdays. That's what happens when July 4th falls on a Saturday. I decided to work from home because this was my first week back and I had to get a bunch of training done. I would have gone to the office but that adds at least 90 minutes to my day (getting ready, commuting) and I'm still pretty sick with this damn head cold. Plus I wanted to be able to breastfeed Cameron at least once during the day because my supply is dropping off. A whole post on that to come...

Cameron's school was closed for the day so that meant DH was on point as primary caregiver. I mentally rubbed my hands together in glee. Now he will see how hard it is to get anything done during the day! Of course when I told this to a few co-workers they all shook their heads and said, "You know she is going to be absolutely perfect for this one day, right?"

I promised myself that I would not help DH in anyway. He didn't want it and I didn't want it. Instead I locked myself in DH's office and ignored any and all sounds coming from downstairs or Cameron's room. DH had a list of things he wanted to get done while at the same time being the primary caregiver. He managed to do some cleaning while Cameron was napping which was great for me. I ended up knocking off work around 3 so it was a shortened day for DH to be the primary parent. What can I say? I missed my little Cameron too much!

DH did a great job, as I knew he would. Next up? An overnight. Well, maybe not for a few more months!

DH multi-tasks while watching Cameron.

Cameron tolerates tummy time. Who can resist those blue eyes?!? Cameron plays in her Bumbo DH teaches Cameron the importance of watching baseball.


ABS said...

Hi! Work friend of Mommy Esq's here. Cameron is a doll! The picture of her and her Daddy watching baseball is adorable!!

Mommy, Esq. said...

She has the most awesome "blue jean" color eyes. I also love the picture of her with Jeremy.

Anonymous said...

To DH--"jack of all trades, and, obviously, master of all" too! Way to go, Jer! (was that the Yankees or Red Sox? :-) Happy 4th to all of you. . .love, Mimi