Family Role Reversal? Meet SAP’s Family!
If you haven’t been one of the many followers who chat with me on Twitter or follow along on some of my Facebook conversations, then you might not know me as well as I think many of you do! So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce my little family and talk about our recent “Role Reversal” experience!
I am a recent College Graduate with a degree in Urban Forestry and Forestry Recreation, hoping to work outside in the trees someday!
My role in our family right now is the working mommy! I find work where I can and bring in the income. I was working full time out of home until recently when the position ended for the season, and now I work part time out of home while looking for a second or third job. I also do Blogging (no kidding right? lol), surveys, and other ways to make ends meet.
Hobbies include sewing, cooking (mostly baking!), reading (Stephen King is my favorite!), canning/preserving, and knitting. I hope to get more into my hobbies this year!
SAPsDaDa is a U.S. Army Vet been to North Korea as well as Iraq. Since the Arny he went to college and graduated with a degree in Environmental Law Enforcement.
SAPsDaDa’s current role in the family is Stay At Home Dad! As much as he loves SAP he does this not by choice but rather due to lack of jobs available. He spends a good amount of time every week looking for jobs in his field to apply to and interview for.
SAPsDaDa’s hobbies include his love for SciFi, especially Star Trek, Firefly, etc.. He also loves to play strategy Computer games such as Command and Conquer. His current hobby is canning and preserving, which we love to do together!
SAP’s role in this family is daughter! She provides the amusement and helps nurture our love.
SAP’s favorite things right now are Puppies puppies puppies. She has a ton of puppies and loves to pretend to be a puppy. Ask her her name and she will tell you Puppy or Baby! Besides puppies she loves playing with her baby dolls, which she has several of! She also loves to bike and go for walks outside to talk to the animals.
Our family Now: Role Reversal!
So over the past year this is what our family has become! Both SAPsDaDa and I graduated college and moved to a new city to try to find work and start our lives out. Slowly but surely our roles in this family have switched gear! I once was the Stay at Home Mom when I nursed SAP before going back to college (and during!) and work, now SAPsDaDa is staying at home and caring for SAP! Although we do not normally try to stay within gender normal roles (or try to be different than everyone else!) this is what had happened and we are having a hard time adjusting to it. I wish to see SAP and care for her more, it is very hard for me to give up control in how my daughter is raised, even to my fiance/her dad! And SAPsDaDa wants to be out working and providing for his family. We hope to one day be able to find a happy balance!
So what is your family like? I’d love to hear if you feel you are a normal family or switch roles like we do! Are you a working family or a stay at home family? Kind of all over the map? Share!