We’d all be sunk without her

I’ve got the easy part. I go to work at the same time every day. I get to have a relatively stable schedule. Occasionally, my day gets twisted around a little bit, having to drop off or pick up a kid here and there or stay home with them when they’re not in school. It may get me frazzled from time to time, but it’s still the easy part.

These many time-twisting tasks fall to my wife on all the days between my sporadic turns. On top of this, she works. She doesn’t have the luxury of working a full-time job, because the combination of children, time, and space won’t allow it. She works part-time jobs – several of them concurrently.

This requires a certain amount of daycare, for any of the boys who aren’t in school at any given time, and when I can’t take time off to be with them. She sets up the daycare. Honestly, it would drive me crazy making all the complex arrangements she manages, but she takes it in her Supermom stride. I don’t know how.

My wife is the most adaptable person I’ve ever met. Not only does she have to juggle jobs while juggling children, she also has to be able to reinvent routines for everybody when the old ones don’t work anymore. With children, things can change quickly, and she might have to leave behind people and places where she had hopes and plans to find a situation that works better for her family. Just the idea of this task daunts me, but she always seems to be able to pull it off. She always bounces back and finds a new way that works.

Don't we make a handsome couple?  And one of us is on top of things, too.

Don’t we make a handsome couple? And one of us is on top of things, too.

She must think I take all this for granted sometimes, and maybe she’s right. I’m human, and sometimes I get lost in my own issues. But I am always amazed at how, when the system seems near collapse, she bounces back and discovers a new way to make things work. I’m not that resilient, and I don’t know anybody else who is.

Our boys have always been the stars of this blog. My wife is funny, too, but that’s not the primary reason she deserves a little ink here. The fact is, our lives would not be anywhere near as fun or funny without her smoothing out the bumps for us. This is why she’s a superstar. This why I love her so much. And this is why we’re all lucky she’s the one masterminding the hard parts.


24 comments on “We’d all be sunk without her

  1. Just saying a heart felt thank you now and then is such a special gift.

  2. Just Joan says:

    You’re a lucky guy, Snoozin. 🙂

  3. Gibber says:

    You’re one blessed ape. Your wife is beautiful. 🙂

  4. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Kudos for your wife, Scott!! And I mean it!! I know what it is like to juggle and to be flexible. Sometimes I wish for a few days that just flow, are the same, no hassles, something I can depend on to just stand on. Women know how to multitask, yet at times even that becomes overwhelming. I hope she gets time outs when she can just be herself, without kids, without jobs, without juggling. Give her my best and tell her there is another woman who juggles as well!!! ❤

  5. I’ve been following you for at least a couple years and I believe this is the first wife appearance on your blog. I was beginning to suspect that you were making her up like those kids who say, “My girlfriend lives in Virginia,” and then shows you a picture of Cindy Crawford. Glad to see that this part of your life is real.

    • This is the first full-on photo of her. I had to make sure it was OK with her to put her picture in front of the world. Plus, if I kept putting photos of her up, no one would “read the articles” anymore. They’d just come to look at the pictures. On the bright side, I’d certainly have more followers.

  6. Lynn says:

    Sounds like you won the lottery with your beautiful wife! I suspect she has some good support by her side!

  7. Vicki says:

    It’s so nice to see a husband praise his wife. Bless you for appreciating her.

  8. Ahdad says:

    Nice one my friend…just scored a league of browning points…

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