How we Balance Life

So confession: I do not brag on Mr. Big Truck as much as I should.


That man right there is the backbone to our family. There is not a day that goes by that I do not thank God for bringing him and I together. Sure we may have met in an unconventional way but it was perfect for us.

See Mr. Big Truck and I both have what is called a shape job and because of that we have odd work schedules. I have been in my job long enough to have a steady shift , Mr. Big Truck does not. Some weeks he can work everyday 7 days a week and then there are the weeks where he doesn’t work at all. Everyday whether he is working or not he is busting his behind around our house and helping me do this that or the other thing.

With that said there are two typical daily scenarios in our house. Days when daddy is home, and days when daddy is not home. Without a doubt days run more smoothly when daddy is home. We have found a good balance that works for us.

Days when daddy is home run so much smoother than when he is not. Having an extra set of hands is priceless especially in the early mornings when I am trying to get out the door with #babybigtruck. When he is home he gets up with me and while I am getting myself together and then getting #babybigtruck together you can usually find him in the kitchen making us all a healthy breakfast or getting #babybigtruck a cup of milk or water. After breakfast he then cleans the kitchen and helps pack my lunch and #babybigtrucks school bag for the day. While he is doing that like I said I am getting myself ready for work and then my attention gets shifted to #babybigtruck and getting her ready. Mornings when he is not around I have to do a little more planning and get more accomplished at night to set myself up for the next morning. Clearly mornings when he is around flow so much better

#babybigtruck and I are out the door by 6:15am and we do not get home until about 5:30pm. While we are at school and work, and Mr. Big Truck happens to be off from work he is usually doing things around the house such as laundry, taking care of Rylie, fixing everything and anything around the house, and even getting dinner ready. He runs errands and does the grocery shopping as well! We are so so lucky he works so hard a the house while I am at work and #babybigtruck is at school. If he didn’t get to take advantage of the time off during the week and get this stuff done our weekends go from full on family time to full on do all the things we didn’t get to do during the week done. There are also the weeks when he is not home so much and a lot more of the daily household chores fall on me. It really is a give a take in our relationship. We have been married a little over 2 years and I am so so happy we have found a way to do life that works for us and our relationship.

When we are all home in the evenings together it’s family dinner time. After dinner Mr. Big Truck and I usually tag team the cleanup and put away any leftovers from dinner which usually become our lunch for the next day. I will unpack my bag and #babybigtrucks school bag and get as much together for the next day as I can in the evening. If he happens to be working a night shift it’s dinner time for #babybigtruck and I, then I let her play a while so I can get as much done at night to set us up for the next morning.

Our evenings usually consist of playing with #babybigtruck, giving her any meds she needs and her nebulizer treatment followed by teeth brushing, bath time if needed, prayers and then bed time. I usually handle the bedtime routine and putting #babybigtruck to bed. After she finally goes down we get a little time to be together. Most nights we like to chill out on the couch together but there are the nights when I have a few chores to do like folding and putting away laundry, catching up on bills, and even getting a quick workout in.

Honestly I do not know how I would do life without him and all he does for our family. Life has a ebb and flow to it and we just go with it. There are some weeks when Mr. Big Truck does the majority of the household chores and there are weeks when I do it really all just depends on our work schedules. Regardless like I said we have found a good balance of what works, and for us that is key!

Mr. Big Truck, #babybigtruck and I love you more than we could ever tell you or show you and we hope you know how much we love you and appreciate all you do for us!


  Hugs, Nikki

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    Jen says:
    February 19, 2016

    It’s amazing how much smoother things run when your spouse of home. When Kyle isn’t in the field it really is nice to have those extra hands to help with little things.

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      Nikki says:
      March 2, 2016

      Yes! Wait till you have the baby and you will appreciate him even more! Hope you are feeling well!

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    Kenya says:
    February 19, 2016

    It takes a village!

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      Nikki says:
      March 2, 2016

      For real!

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    Cait says:
    February 22, 2016

    such a sweet post 🙂 i def need to give my husband more credit at times with helping me with so many things xo

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      Nikki says:
      March 2, 2016

      It’s so easy to take the extra help for granted! I always try to make sure I thank him daily for all the little things he does so he knows it doesn’t go unnoticed.

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