Sometimes I feel bad for myself, having a musician husband who is always out and about at gigs, leaving me to handle dinner time and bedtime alone. But when I really think about it, we’ve got a pretty good thing going on. We spent a lot of family time together this summer when I was on maternity leave. I am not sure we would have survived the sleep deprivation if he had to get up and go to work everyday this summer after us both having been up nights, him feeding her and me making the food :) Now that she’s older, we have a great routine going on during the evenings he’s home – we bath her together, he usually puts her to bed, and I get everything cleaned up and prepped for the next day. It really works well for us.
I am thankful that’s he’s able to stay home with her for almost half of the week while I am at work. I am thankful he gives her the gift of music, playing her tunes on the bass and piano and making up songs non-stop. I have a great relationship with my dad, and I like to think it’s because he was home with me when I was little. I hope that this time they are getting together will further strengthen the father/daughter bond they will always have. You can tell how much she loves him, she just lights up when he walks in the room!