this morning was my morning to sleep in. chris was going to wake up with the kids, no matter what time they woke up. OF COURSE, they woke up at 6:30. one whole hour later than they wake up for me. thanks guys.
i woke up somewhere around 7:30-8:00 (glorious sleep!). i was actually awoken to the most incredible sound in the whole wide world- no, not money falling from the sky, though that would have been equally as good. the sound i heard was dishes being unloaded fromthe dishwasher! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! and i didn’t even ask for that to be done! i rolled out of bed and got dressed and ready for work. it’s monday, the one day i work.
i walked out to the living room, and chris had already fed the kids and himself breakfast! yeah dad! i was going to make pancakes and eggs. forget that! i sat down, had a muffin and coffee. got the kids dressed for their day with their dad, and i went to work. what a great morning!
usually work is a nice place for me to have social interactions with other adults. but no one was really at work today. i had a few conversations with chris’ uncle. then when his dad came in, i chatted with him, and then when my sister-in-law came, i chatted a bit with her too (gotta love nepotism folks!) but it was nice to have a really really quiet day. i sat at my desk, input numbers for 4 hours, then filed papers for an hour and a half. i didn’t put anyone in time out, no one was mad at me, i didn’t hear a single wimper or tantrum being thrown, i didn’t get any poo on my hands or feet, it was a much needed break after last week.
then i got home. the sink was empty, sippy cups had been washed, other dirty dishes had been placed in the dishwasher, and topher was sitting on the potty, getting ready to drop a deuce! is there any better way to come home? not really! we played with our play doh, and were getting amped to eat pizza and watch the suns game at chris’ dad’s house. when suddenly we got a phone call.
it was chris’ dad. someone who was supposed to go to the game tonight got sick, and couldn’t go. did we want the tickets was the question. chris said he would go with his dad, but his dad didn’t want to abandon the ‘party’ that he had going on at his house. good man! he said he would watch our kids and that we should just go together.