Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The novelty hasn't worn off yet...

Taking into account that the "newness" of being on swings ~ a pure NOVELTY, I tell ya! ~ has not worn off yet, I still think I'm going to like them. DH keeps repeating over and over how horrible swings are for families. Actually so far I really like it. He's around and (GET THIS!) coherent for lunch and early afternoon, then it's off to work. The evening is mellow without him and easy going. I'm less stressed out for some reason. I think because overall it's way fewer hours that I'm trying to keep the kidlets quiet while Daddy is sleeping. Who knows. Bedtime requires a well choreographed dance, but it always has. I can make a big meal for lunch alongside as I'm making breakfast. That works better for me.

But so far, I give it a reserved thumbs up. :)

4 comments:

LOUDnPROUD said...

Thats great! my dh has a flex schedule and usually leaves by 10am,which means he handles the kids in the morning getting them off to school.plus I love all the alone time I have while he is gone and the kids are at school!but next month he goes to pm's not sure if I am going to be liking those hours but we will see,not that I have much choice!

mrsofficer said...

Good i'm glad its working out for you!!!schedule changes are always hectic, my LEO's redeployment is coming soon ugh

Natalie said...

Very cool and you make a good point about not having to keep the kiddies quiet nearly all day while Daddy is sleeping off nights!

I've wondered if swing shift would be better for us as well, but it doesn't really matter because FH's dept isn't big enough for me to have it be a consideration. Glad it's working well for YOU, though!

KD said...

Ok, just to check off the "honest" category.... last night's bedtime routine was HORRIFIC by myself!!! :( I think maybe I'm coming down with a cold so I was not a happy momma to start off with. But we all have "off" days and I am going to keep doing my best to be well prepared in advance and fend off more of that horrific-ness. ;)