I can say our family dynamic has changed quite a bit. When it was just me and the boys we did what we want, how we want, and when we wanted. If we wanted to go have pancakes for breakfast we would, if we wanted to run to Walgreens at 9pm for a snack we just went, now I’m not saying we can’t now or that he wouldn’t (if you know Jermaine you know he always up for a snack hehe) but now there are other things going on. Jermaine has to get up early and his job is quite physical so he needs to sleep to rest his body. We are hardly ever up past 10pm and without him I would start laundry at 10pm.
The boys don’t seem to mind the small changes especially because they have benefited from him joining our family a lot. Kevin no longer has to take out the trash, they get more snacks, they have someone to play video games with and go to the park to play basketball or Pokemon Go. I’m just boring mom that does the laundry, dishes, and writes a blog, lol. Cameron get a private football trainer and Ashton get someone who loves to listen to his crazy stories or laugh at his jokes.
Jermaine had a lot of adjusting also. He was definitely not used to being with three teenage boys 24/7. Of course he eased into it but quickly found himself wanting them with us and asking if I knew what they were doing when they were with their day. He volunteers to grab them from my mom when he gets home before me and takes his turn staying home with a sick kid when I have to work. He has learned to take criticism on his cooking as he has learned he can’t please all the boys with the same meal. He has also learned that they come first always and sometimes he has to sit back and wait for his time.
But I believe now we all have it down pat. Everyone is confident with their place in our new family and happy to spend the time we get with each other. We plan for the future together and its so nice having another adult the boys can talk to. I thank God everyday he has created our family and we are happy.