As a touring musician, Luke Bryan â€” whose new album, â€˜Tailgates and Tanlines,â€™ is in stores today â€” spends most of his life on the road and in a tour bus, away from his wife Caroline and their young sons, Bo and Tate. Donâ€™t for a second doubt that Bryan underestimates the chaos that his wife endures as pretty much a single parent while he is pounding the pavement and earning a living on the road. As a result, the couple reluctantly hired a nanny to help ease Carolineâ€™s stress level.
Bryan told The Tennessean that â€œparenthood is a whole different phase of life, and until you go rocking down that road, a woman doesnâ€™t know that stage of exhaustion until they are a mother of two kids.â€
He acknowledged the hard work his wife puts into motherhood, saying, â€œMy wife, I donâ€™t know if sheâ€™s ever [going to] or can even comprehend what being rested is like.â€
In order to help Mrs. Bryan maintain her sanity, allow her a momentâ€™s rest and to give her some extra hands to help, the couple has recently retained the services of a nanny. While his wife was initially â€œhell bentâ€ against the notion, she eventually conceded.
How many other mothers feel the same that you should be able to cope alone with your own children? There may be some initial resistance due to pride or cost factors but once you’ve tried a professional nanny whether trained or untrained you won’t want to be without one!
Congratulations Luke, you’ll feel the benefits immediately and your wife will be able to catch up on that much needed sleep.The other change Bryan is having to make to his work lifestyle is to adding another bus to accomodate his family and entourage.
Blow the money, sanity, health and family well-being are far more important than leaving a wife to cope alone.
What help did your get after your children were born, please leave your comments.
Would you employ a nanny or maternity nurse even if for a short period?