Monday, April 30, 2012

One of the lucky ones

If ever I have missed working outside of the home it was last night. I felt like crap- and still do. As I laid down in bed, I secretly wished I was working once again. If I were working, I could take a sick day from work, drop the kids off at daycare and come home to spend the rest of the day in bed. Alone. Just me, a box of Kleenex and a Lifetime movie marathon. But there is no such thing as a sick day for a stay at home mom.

Imagine my surprise when I woke up with the Little One and The Captain informed me that he had the day off and was going to take the Big One to run errands while the Little One and I slept. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven.

He and The Big One went off, while the Little One and I slept for three hours! It was amazing. When he came home he took us all out to lunch, he took care of dinner and cleaned up the kitchen. Today was better than a sick day.

I know I can be moody and a nag at times, and I'm sure The Captain thinks I don't notice all that he does around here. I know there are thousands of women out there wishing their husbands would just put their clothes in the hamper. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

My husband helps cook and clean the house. He does laundry- sometimes only his own and that kind of irritates me, but at least he helps. He helps with the kids, and I rarely have to bathe, dress or tuck in The Big One- he takes care of her entire bedtime routine. And more importantly he notices when I really need a break - and he gives me one.

Today was one of those days. Today I noticed all he does for me and the girls every day. And I realized that even though our life isn't perfect I am one of the lucky ones.

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1 comment:

  1. I am one of the lucky ones as well! The Husband helps around the house, shares in the laundry, grocery shopping and caring for the kids. The Boy is particularly close to him, and the Husband takes care of his bedtime routine as well. Whenever I get annoyed at him or feel like I'm 'doing everything', I just stop and think back through the last few days and realize that he does at least as much as I do...and makes enough money for me to stay home with the kids. Most men feel that making the money is enough to warrant not having to do ANYTHING else. I thank God every day that my husband is not one of those men.