Friday, July 3, 2009

Daddy's Day Home with the Kids

Today I had the day off and Mommy had to work. So, I got to entertaint the young ones for a day. Noel left the house bright and early (6ish) and I woke up and hopped online to read the latest from my RSS feed. Mainly tripe I get from the sites I listed here. At precisely 6:22, Mason came into my room and asked where mommy was. I reminded him that Mommy was at work.

"Oh," he said. He turned and went down stairs. I followed him and flipped on the morning news. Not 10 minutes later did I get the "Daddy" alarm from upstairs.

"Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!" Not in a panicked way. Just a 'I am making sure you can hear me' kind of tone and volume. I headed up to rescue Mallory from her crib (at 2-and-a-half she still hasn't figured out how to crawl out of her crib ... and, don't you go telling her either!). I fixed eggs and bacon for the kids and I ate leftover pizza from the fridge. The kids watched some Phineas and Ferb and I worked on the tile (yes, the same tile. Quit judging me.) The grout clean up has been a little more challenging that I had anticipated.

I mixed in some laundry and some Wii action as we geared up to go to the pool. Our neighborhood pool is quite nice and has a wading pool for those times that we forget our life vests. Daddy won't forget them next time.

After the pool, it was nap time. Daddy cleaned the kitchen floor while Mason had some lunch. We played some more Wii (where I got totally schooled by Mason in boxing) and I posted to my blog by request of my buddy, Greg. Up from nap, we were ready for CostCo. Today at our beloved CostCo, it was a menagerie of samples. Strawberry shortcake. Yum! Polish sausage on a toothpick. Gimme! Grapes. Thank you! Coffee. No, thank you. The kids are geared up enough. The crown jewel of this trip to CostCo was their lattice apple pie. With a $2 off coupon, that makes it just about perfect. Arriving back home, we discovered mommy had returned from a long day at the hospital. We made her some coffee and vegged out so she could unwind. After that, bath, books and bedtime!

This beats work any day of the week.

1 comment:

Indiana Lori said...

Typical Daddy day. No fits, no poop storms, no disappearing in the racks at Wal-Mart. Those are MOMMY days. These kids are way too easy on you and Greg.


Happy 4th,

Indiana Lori