Friday, January 13, 2012

Job Description

Tidy is a middle school teacher. Every Friday, he has his kids do a trivia quiz. This was a question on his quiz today:

I will be taking a second job this summer. Below are a few requirements and descriptions of my future job.

Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

None. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills

None required (unfortunately). On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

No health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered
For five points - what is my new job?

That is how he announced to his class today. Cute, huh? I think they are going to miss him very much next year when he is at home raising our twins. He's an amazingly creative teacher (if I do say so myself).

As an aside, we have decided, with out too much real analysis (ie, no spreadsheets have been made), that Tidy is going to be a "Stay at Home Dad" (SAHD) to our babies at least through the first year. YAY!!! When we considered the cost of day care for twins against a teacher's salary, except for maybe the health care costs (which as many of you know isn't a trivial thing), it's kind of a wash. We feel fortunate to have this opportunity and be able to have at least one of us with them for their first year.

And now...the stats:

Status: 16w1d

Weight Gain: I was pretty dang close with my guess last week. The weigh in at my OB this past Monday showed I've gained 10.5 lbs, so if you round up to 11, I was right on!

Symptoms: One migraine last week (HATE!) and a few what I think are round ligament pain episodes. They are just sharp, quick little jabs on either side of my groin that happen when I get out of the car sometimes, or turn over in bed too quickly. I think I've had maybe 2 or 3 of those little pains this week. From one of my baby books it says they can begin right about now. Also, I THINK I may be having some gallbladder pain. It hasn't been every day, but a few days this week, after I've eaten a particularly fattening meal, about an hour after that meal, I will feel a pain in my mid right back. It kind of feels like a pulled muscle, but I've been tracking it to my eating habits and I think it's really the gallbladder. I' going to test it out a bit more this week with what I am eating and then if it continues, talk with my OB.

Cravings: This week, nothing really to speak of.

Aversions: Again, none to speak of

Exercise: Saturday - 3 mile run, Sunday - 1 hr warm power flow yoga, Wednesday - 45 min lunch time yoga at work. I didn't get my goal of getting to the gym 4 times a week... but we'll try again this week.
Best Moment of the Week: There's two actually 1) Hanging out with Tidy's family celebrating his sister and her husband's 30th birthdays. They had a big party at their house with tons of family and friends. I wore a pair of maternity jeans and let my belly be shown. It was similar to that strange feeling when you wear a bra to school for the first time (or was that just my experience)... Like you feel like everyone is staring at you because they know something is different about your body. But this time (unlike when I work my first bra to school in middle school). I felt proud and happy, as opposed to awkward and not ready. 2) Coming out at work!!!

What I Look Forward to: Figuring out where to register and beginning to feel movement in there


Anonymous said...

Very cute! I would love to hear some of their responses!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome one of you get to stay home!!!

Anonymous said...

Aww that is too cute about DH!
So much exciting things to look forward to!

Anonymous said...

He is too cute!! Did anybody get the 5 points? And how awesome that he gets to be a SAHD!!

TheThirtiesGirl said...

So cute and creative! Movement should happen soon--so exciting!