About a month and a half ago, my wife changed jobs. She had been working for a PR agency, running the digital portion of their agency. She left her job to start her own social media agency. Risky business in a time of economic flux, but things are already starting to look good on that front (she's speaking at EVO at the end of the month!)
But this post isn't about her new business, it's about how suddenly having two parents working at home is rocking my son's schedule. And not necessarily for the better.
It used to be that she went to work at 8 am, and came home at 7 pm, and while AA would miss her, it was manageable. If he missed her, I'd say "She's at work, she'll be home later" and he'd be content with that. He'd have to be-- she was 15 miles and 35 minutes away.
Now he sees her go up to the third floor office, sees her come down for lunch, and he's much more clingy and mommy-requiring now. If I say "She's upstairs working" he says "See. See." Meaning-- "Let's go see her, so she can comfort my incredible cuteness. She will not be able to resist." I try to dissuade him, distract him, and otherwise entice him, but nothing doing. He's very strongwilled.
Today at lunch, he wouldn't eat, he wouldn't let her eat, and I had to eat quickly, but it didn't even matter-- he wanted his mommy, and his mommy only.
What's a fella to do?