A Surprising Magic Moment

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Happy New Year! 

I trust you all had a fantastic time.

We had a wonderful Christmas and the boys were so pleased with the Wii U that Santa left under our tree. The boys were excited about playing the new games (and that includes the hubby!). 

As well as the Wii U there were a few shrieks of delight as they tore open the rest of their presents.

With so many magic moments, and the boys growing so fast, I'm doing my best to remember all of them. You'd think that my magic moment would be to do with Christmas, but surprisingly, it's not. 

The Hubby, a computer programmer, has worked at home for 5 years now and has lots of projects up in the air. He ran a games company for more than 10 years making games for the Xbox and Playstation.

Working in the games industry comes with it’s drawbacks; trends are so fleeting that you never know what’s going to happen next. One minute you think your next project will do great and open doors and the next you're rock bottom. The highs and lows of the industry are worlds apart and it can take it’s toll.

Being the wife of someone in the industry gives me all kinds of ‘challenges’ to deal with. Five years ago the Hubby started working at home. An iMac took pride of place on the dining table and I had to get used to a whole new routine. Our family thought we’d get on each other’s nerves and spending so much time together would drive us apart. Actually it did the opposite.

I love having him at home and we’ve never been closer. He’s home when the boys come in from school and he gets to see everything they do after school. If you’ve read the blog before you’ll know that my boys are 9 and 4, the perfect time for the Hubby to be at home and see them grow.

So anyway, one night the Hubby and I were chatting while watching a movie (the movie was paused). We were talking about the direction his work is taking and the possibility of him having to work in an office again. We’re both optimists when it comes to new challenges and I knew we would face the office thing with that same optimism. But then the hubby said something that almost made me cry (happy tears), working in an office was not something he wanted to do because he didn’t want to miss out on the boys growing up. He said he wouldn’t trade the last five years for anything. He’s just happy that he’s been able to be at home for the boys and me. 

I know it doesn’t sound like much of a big deal, after all isn’t that what all parents ought to be saying? But after all this time it was lovely to hear him say how happy he’s been at home. We’ve had days when we’ve driven each other mad, we’ve had days when we’ve had a sneaky day off and gone shopping together. These last five years have been fantastic and I’m so pleased that he’s cherished them just as much as me.

14 comments:

  1. That's a lovely moment to choose!
    #MagicMoments

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    1. Thanks! And thank you for stopping by Ellen :)

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  2. :D Gold star for Daddy!
    #MagicMoments

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  3. A bold move but one we took together too in buying and developing Coombe Mill to be with the children more

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    1. Its definitely one of the positives isn't it? And it's a time you can never replace.

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  4. Aww i think some major brownie points were earnt there #MagicMoments

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    1. They certainly were Helen. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  5. Aww, how lovely. That made me well up for you! #magicmoments

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    1. Thanks Jo :) It made me well up at the time!

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  6. Oh how wonderful! Hubs has just started working at home and it means he now does bathtime with our girls which everyone loves, it really does make such a difference.
    #MagicMoments

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    1. It really does! There may sometimes be the odd disagreement that wouldn't have otherwise happened but it's made our quality of life so much better. Thanks for stopping by and commenting x

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  7. I love these moments the ones that come out of the blue. I would love hubby to of been able to work from home.

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments xxxx

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    1. Thanks Jaime. It is really awesome to be able to have him at home all the time. We're very lucky in that he can choose his own hours, admittedly this sometimes means he works at night but it's much better having him around more. :)

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