Monday, April 26, 2010


I know many of you have wonderful husbands, but seriously, mine is the best.

After my awful day of:

*someone trying to eat the sponge I was cleaning the floor with
*someone running into me to "get away from a monster" WHILE I was on my hands and knees scrubbing a floor-causing me to knock over the brand new bottle of pine sol ALL OVER the floor.
*someone biting someone else and that other someone then pulling hair out of the other person
*pushing by all
*Endless fights over toys-THE SAME TOY no matter what it was-from all three.
*The seeming to never end growing pile of toys I kept "putting in time out" in my room
*Food thrown on the floor after I finally got all the pine sol up
*Drinks thrown against the wall to "see what would happen"
*Tears and snot on the corner in the living room where "time out" for people is
*Two diaper explosions that called for baths-one after the other. SIGH
*TANTRUMS like no other-from all three.

I swear they were sharing notes on what to do to drive me batty on Friday.

My sweet husband came home early, handed me my wallet and told me to disperse and not come back until I'd eaten dinner and had some fun shopping.

I love that man.

And time alone-eating a meal that was STILL hot!-and reading a book was exactly what I did. I did some window shopping, and when I came across moms with kids that were screaming, I smiled and walked away, relishing in the freedom of trying on clothes WITHOUT having to continually keep the kids from crawling into other people's dressing rooms.

Ahh, it was just delightful. And now, I am recharged, re-energized, and ready for the week.


nancymoo said...

That is awesome, Michelle! I'm sure there are husbands out there that could benefit from lessons from Bill. We'll see how mine does in a few months. :)

Stephanie said...

That is awesome! That's why Chris kicks me out of the house on Monday nights...So, I joined a choir...I am glad you had a good time.

Felicia said...

What a wonderful husband! Sometimes that's all you need to get you through a week. More husbands should understand that huh?

My husband recently stayed home with Graham while he was very sick, did 2 loads of laundry, 2 loads of dishes, vacuumed, and even mowed the grass.

We have wonderful husbands!

Kat @ For the Love of Chaos said...

I love it :) I feel the same way. My husband works his behind off and I don't really ever ask or expect him to help me with much of anything... he works nights so he's normally pretty drained. He also does odd jobs during the day for extra money. But it always melts my heart when he observes how stressed I am and offers to give me some free time. Great men are amazing! We're blessed to have husbands who know what we need without us having to nag or voice it! :)

Andrea said...

I am so glad Bill busted in with a super pimp Daddy move like that. You needed it AND deserved it.

You work so hard and are an excellent example to yours (and others) children.