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A few weeks ago my husband and I were talking like usual. We talked about how the wrestling season has been going for him and his team, how selling on Teachers Pay Teachers has been going for me, obviously talking about our little man, and the topic of finances was brought up. Being a one income household, we have to keep a pretty good hold on our money.
I don’t know exactly what prompted it, but Andrew said, “I’m the breadwinner.”
Now, those of you who know me in real life, know this type of comment would typically get Andrew playfully smacked. 🙂 But, for some reason, I didn’t do it. I was actually a bit shocked by his statement and ready to get really hurt, but there was a gleam in his eyes – playful and fun.
I just stood there for a moment and watched him to see what he would say next. (Probably with my mouth hanging open because I was in shock by his statement! Yes, I had wanted to stay home, but he had fully supported that decision and agreed.)
With that same silly gleam in his eyes, he finished his statement.
“Yep, I’m the breadwinner, but you’re the butter and jelly. We all know those are the best part!”
I couldn’t help but laugh out loud!
Yes, Andrew definitely is the breadwinner in our family right now. He works the “typical” job, while I stay home with our son, take care of the house, and work a few side jobs online to help make ends meet. But I guess taking care of our son, doing the laundry, cooking the meals, doing most of the cleaning, and working my little odd jobs makes me the butter and jelly.
Both of those are the sticky parts of the sandwich, so I guess it really is true – I hold the household together, so I really am the butter and jelly! If Andrew says those are the best part, I’m not going to argue with him!
The next time someone tells you you’re not the breadwinner, don’t take offense to it. Because you’re the good, sticky stuff that holds the house together.
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