I admit. Even though I’m married. I’m in love with another man. It’s not that I love my husband any less, it’s just that this new guy has also worked his way into my heart as well and I’m crazier about him than I ever thought I could be.
We kiss, we hug, we hold hands, we often share a bed. I trust him with my secrets, and he tells me all of his. We share late nights, special moments and a bond that no one else will ever share. So maybe he drools, doesn’t have all his teeth, eats like a slob, and still wears diapers….he’s still the guy for me.
I admit, I wasn’t sure I was ever going to actually be a mom. When other girls were playing mommy with their dolls, I played “work” and carried a briefcase. I didn’t date much in high school or college, instead focusing on grades, and after college came a busy career. Not getting married until my mid-30′s, I got a great step-daughter, and I already had tons of nieces and nephews to spoil too. I wasn’t sure if a baby of my own was in the cards, but I was OK with that and focused on my new instant family and being a step-mom.
When my husband and I decided to try for a baby I got pregnant quickly, and while the early pregnancy was fine, things got dicey later on. I was put on hospital bed rest for several months, there were serious situations we didn’t even tell our family about, and the delivery was dramatic with both of us almost not making it through. The first couple months were also rocky with a NICU stay and living out of the Ronald McDonald house, but we were finally able to come home and be a family.
While we had a tough start my little guy and I, things have been harmony ever since. It’s amazing how these little bundles of joy can change your life. A few years back I was a road warrior in business, flying tens of thousands of miles a year. Now I’m home every night and don’t miss a minute of it. It’s funny how you don’t mind the lack of sleep, the extra work, the being puked, pooped and peed on, and how at the end of a really bad day, a simple smile, kiss or hug can make everything worlds better.
So I’ll continue my love affair gladly, and I don’t care who knows about it. Is my husband jealous? Nah, not really. He’s in love with my guy too. =0)
Bio: A working mom who helps teach others how to live well on a frugal budget, Kim R. is the mom to a busy 2 year old and step-mom to an even busier 7 year old in small town Iowa. She blogs at www.twokidsandacoupon.com, providing readers with daily information on coupons, deals, tips, products and activities for today’s families.
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