We are fortunate to be in our second summer of having two parents at home. I can't believe it's been a year since One Ordinary Dad was let go from his job in the non-profit world due to budget cuts and a reduction in force. His first year as a stay-at-home dad was a huge success (in my humble opinion) and allowed him to dabble in some things he loves and even make some extra money on the side.
And now the summer vacation is here and one of the perks of my job is having summers off. Just in case you are confused or a teacher-hater, let me remind you that I am NOT paid in the summers-- the checks I receive are for days already worked. With vacation behind us already (we headed to Disney World last week, when the rates were still cheaper), we have a solid two months stretching out ahead of us. Our days now are consisting of a lot of this:
Life is good in the summertime. Once the kids have worn themselves out and are snuggled in bed, One Ordinary Dad and I are in the habit of taking some wine or a favorite brew out to the adirondack chairs on our front porch and reading we're nearly nodding off.
The pace of summer is slow and our sun-up to sun-down days are long. We wouldn't want it any other way.
~One Ordinary Mom