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Tricia – What’s gotten easier over time?

Tricia – What’s gotten easier over time?

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Oh definitely that fact that he’s taking care of himself makes things easier for me.  The things that he’s, especially lately, he’s doing more and more around the house now that he’s home all the time.  Those things ... Show More

Oh definitely that fact that he’s taking care of himself makes things easier for me.  The things that he’s, especially lately, he’s doing more and more around the house now that he’s home all the time.  Those things have gotten definitely easier.  You know, he’s refocusing on that.  You know, when he first came home, having the kids there in the afternoon, he didn’t know, like homework routines, snacks, and things like that, that was a whole learning experience for him.  But now he’s definitely got that where knows when they come home they get a little downtime, then they do homework, and things like that.  You know I think it’s, him and I have talked before, you know, he always took pride in the job that he did when he worked, and we kind of talked after he was struggling with the kids being there in the beginning and not them knowing necessarily how to get them focused on what they needed to, and them not necessarily listening to him.  And we talked about that, I said, “You know, you managed a job site before, you can manage two little children.  You just have to take pride in what you’re doing, and know that you’re this so they’re going to be better.  I think that helped a lot putting it in those perspectives, that he’s still doing valuable, doing definitely important things.  To me raising the kids is more valuable than working, actually.  

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Tricia – What’s gotten easier over time?

Tricia

Partner or spouse injured in 2007 at age 42, paraplegic
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Oh definitely that fact that he’s taking care of himself makes things easier for me.  The things that he’s, especially lately, he’s doing more and more around the house now that he’s home all the time.  Those things have gotten definitely easier.  You know, he’s refocusing on that.  You know, when he first came home, having the kids there in the afternoon, he didn’t know, like homework routines, snacks, and things like that, that was a whole learning experience for him.  But now he’s definitely got that where knows when they come home they get a little downtime, then they do homework, and things like that.  You know I think it’s, him and I have talked before, you know, he always took pride in the job that he did when he worked, and we kind of talked after he was struggling with the kids being there in the beginning and not them knowing necessarily how to get them focused on what they needed to, and them not necessarily listening to him.  And we talked about that, I said, “You know, you managed a job site before, you can manage two little children.  You just have to take pride in what you’re doing, and know that you’re this so they’re going to be better.  I think that helped a lot putting it in those perspectives, that he’s still doing valuable, doing definitely important things.  To me raising the kids is more valuable than working, actually.  

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