Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Damn Sick Days...Playing Mr. Mom for a Day

So I know I have done a million blog posts before about how great T is and how she has such a hard job and she does so much and how does she do it all and blah blah blah.

But today I can tell you that after doing what she does for an entire day..shit, she really does an amazing job.

So early Monday morning T got up out of bed saying she didn't feel good and was going to the couch.  I did what any awesome husband would do, I told her to make sure she had a blanket. A few hours later I heard all hell breaking loose across the house and I went to see what was up and T was in the other bathroom sick as could be. My honey, so so sick. I waited for her to come out and she laid back on the couch and said she felt a little better and told me to go back to bed.

As I was leaving for work she was sleeping and I told her to call me if she needed me to come home.  Well 40 minutes later she called me and told me to come home. So I turned around and headed for home.  When I walked in the door, there was my honey sleeping on the couch with 4 C's telling me Mommy was sick and throwing up.

This is where my day started. My day as Mr. Mom, my day in the life of T. I had no idea what I was in for. 

First was breakfast. Got the kids fed and that was easy. Fed, washed faces, brushed teeth and then it was on to the next thing.

Homeschool. So C1 and C2 knew what they needed to do.  They got to the table and opened up computers and got folders out and we started schooling.  They knew what to do and all I kept saying was "Does Mommy do this? and Does Mommy do that?"  So we did our work and they did it all rather easy and I thought it went good. I now think that I maybe ready to homeschool the kids all the way through high school.
After school was done, we all got dressed and we were going to head to the park for the kids to play since it was so nice out. So I got the kids dressed and packed some stuff up for lunch.  Had to make a few stops on the way but we made it to the park and T's Mom met us there to see the kids and have lunch with us.  The kids had fun playing and after a few hours we headed home.

So we got to the house and T was still laying down, I put the sleeping C4 on the bed and I decided to let the kids watch Nanny McPhee. I got them snack and they sat and watched the movie. They enjoyed it and I started to get dinner ready. I'm looking at the clock and thinking SHIT, is this day gonna ever end? Kids were playing and dinner was being cooked. (Chicken and Pasta)

After dinner I had to run C2 up to the school for soccer pictures. Packed up the kids and took them up to the school for a fast hour of standing and team pictures and then it was off to go get T some food that she was craving. Got home and fed her and the kids again and sat down. After sitting down for a bit, I got snack for the kids and kept wondering when the day was going to be over. I usually don't get home till 9pm and it was not even 9 yet and I was so damn tired.

Well I got the kids to bed and I got T back in bed and she told me something I she didn't have to but it made me feel so good....

She said "You did a good job today"

That made my day.  I looked at her and said "You are allowed to get sick once a year, and this was it"

So I got to live a day in the life of her from start to finish. And damn what a long day it was.

So after all these years of talking about how awesome she is and how hard she works and how hard it must be... I finally found out on Monday that I was right all along.

*So update...found out that I did the homeschooling ALL wrong. That is probably why it went so smooth.* And I could never do it all the way until college, Im not that smart.

Kiss the Baby



4badmommies October 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM   Reply to

Great post! So nice that you so obviously love and appreciate your wife. And most importantly, that you tell her!!! Hope she's feeling better!

Gretta October 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM   Reply to

Hope T is feeling much better & it is good for you guys to get to walk around in our shoes for a day sometimes! Love the homeschooling....way to go Dad! HAHAHA (just jokin' least you tried, right?!)

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