Taking on Twice As Much

My wife had to get treatment from a Sacramento chiropractor, which meant that I had to take on her responsibilities around the house. She would normally work from home, run errands, take the kids to school and pick them up while I’m at work. Since she was in no condition to do most of this, I had to take the kids to school on my way to work. I ran some of the errands while I was on my break during work, and afterwards on my way home from work. The kids were brought home by one of the neighbors. Once I got home, I would start doing the cooking, or either just pick something up on my way home from work.

Since there wasn’t a lot of time to cook heavy meals after I came home from work, I had to cook some quick meals using simple ingredients. It doesn’t take a lot of time to cut some vegetables for a salad and mix some items together to make a hamburger style pasta dish. Boxed items help out a lot because they include most of the ingredients in them, with the exception of meat. Although my wife is a better cook than I am, I still think I do a pretty good job.

Taking care of my wife’s responsibilities really gave me a new found appreciation for all of the things that she does. It’s not easy to do all of that, and doing it while working a full time job is even harder. All of the single parents who do this every day while sometimes working more than one job must really feel the pressure. I’m lucky to have a wife like mine, although she tells me that she’s the lucky one for having a husband who takes care of her like I do.

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