When Cowboy and I started a family, it was very important that one of us would stay home and “invest” the time to raise our babies. We wanted to be the ones to hear their first word and see their first step. After much debate, actually, now that I think about it, it wasn’t much of a debate at all. Cowboy stated the fact that he made more money than I did and that was that! Well alrighty then!
This is where I’ll refer back to my post titled “Me Tarzan, You Jane”.
One of my favorite things to do with those sweet pumpkins was to take them on a hike and have a picnic. I loved to watch them explore. Every time we went hiking Boy Wonder would collect critters and put them in his pockets. EVERY single time! Frogs, beetles and lizards. He was not picky, as long as it moved, in the pocket it would go. Which always made laundry time interesting. Did I ever tell y’all about the time I dried 2 frogs in the dryer? Lord have mercy…talk about stinkin! We had to fumigate the entire house! And then there was the time that Sweet Girl and Boy Wonder were riding their bikes and came upon baby possums. Apparently the mother had been run over (probably by Cowboy) and the kids thought it would be an adventure to raise them. That sounds real cute until you’re the one waking up at 2 am to bottle feed. And we all know what I look like at 2 am. Not a pretty AT ALL! Hair going every which way but loose!
But the time had come. After years of wearing my cheetah print “mom” hat, it was time for this gal to dust off her pencil skirt and play grownup again. I was so excited to have a full day of adult interaction. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every minute of staying home with the kids. Ok, if I’m being totally honest, I could have done without Barney. By the time we had watched the 75th episode, I wanted to choke me a purple dinosaur! And don’t even get me started on those crime fighting Power Rangers…lord help me!
ME: (talking to Cowboy) I’m nervous AND excited about transitioning into the work force again.
COWBOY: What’s there to be nervous about? You’ll do great at whatever you decide to do. By the way, what did you decide to do?
ME: I’m interviewing at an investment firm. Remember? I told you a couple of days ago.
COWBOY: Well, you certainly know your stuff in that department.
ME: Really? You think so? That makes me feel better.
COWBOY: (chuckling) You’ll do great. The way I see it is that you have quite the experience with investments. I give you money and you invest it in clothes, purses and shoes.
ME: Well aren’t you the funny one?! I was going to invest in your dinner but I think I’ll pass!
‘Til next Sunday y’all- Tammy