I don’t think I have ever shared this story about my little family, so here it goes. Before we had children, my wife and I were both YUPPIES. Or what you would call “young urban professionals.” We both had good careers and we enjoyed to the fullest what double barrel income brought us. We took lavish trips (Maui, how I miss you), drove nice import cars, and ate at the finest restaurants. It was a good run I had to admit. But, as soon as we started planning to have children, we knew right then we wanted a more traditional family structure. I will be the main bread winner, and my wife will be the main care provider for the family. Now, before anybody gets on my case about this, this is not to say there is anything wrong with other families where both parents work, it just wasn’t for us. I know there are plenty of successful stories with both parents working full time, and still be able to raise a well balanced family. We are just not organized enough to do both I guess!
We did not take this decision lightly. My wife and I had to be ready to make some major sacrifices. The transition has been difficult to say the least, but I am glad to say we are both finally seeing our efforts pay off! Ally (our 4 year old) is absolutely adorable. She loves reading, drawing, ballet, doing counting games, and playing with her baby sister. Although Lauren is still a baby (and she probably always will be in our eyes!), she absolutely adores her big sister and mommy. She loves to cuddle and giggle!! Like a typical baby sister, she can absolutely drive Ally up the wall sometime, but minutes later they could be cuddling and playing barbies together.
To my wife, thank you so much for taking such great care of our children. You are the best mommy our two little girls can ever ask for. It is because of you, that I am able to pursue my passion in life. And for that, I am grateful. Oh, plus I think you are pretty damn hot, too. 🙂
Happy Mother’s day to my beautiful wife.