As the name of the blog suggests I work in the corporate world, the team I work with are corporate led and my client base are all senior management to director level. This means that I’m working out of our local area and end up spending the majority of my life on the road. When it was Bethany, Mrs P and I it wasn’t ok but it was manageable. Mrs P also worked in central Manchester and our 1hr 45mins drive in the morning leaving at 6:30 was ok because we’d spend it talking in the car. The same in the evening too but as we have a 13 year old she would spend time in after school clubs and wait for us to come home sans 7pm. Now this wasn’t idea; however it meant that we both had good jobs which meant we could live a lavish lifestyle and offer up the kind of extras other parents couldn’t afford. But that’s all changed! With the introduction of our bundle of joy meant that Mrs P was no longer working in central Manchester, he drive partner I shared the journey with is no longer there and from Monday to Friday I don’t see Dorothy unless she’s going atomic and there’s a feeling of loss that’s hard to describe. Now there are serious amounts of benefits to this arrangement.
- Bethany has someone at home when she finishes school.
- Our two daughters have serious Mummy time.
- The house is very tidy and dinner is nearly always prepared for when I come home.