Every parent knows that feeling of anticipating the arrival of their spouse coming home from work. An extra hand, an adult to talk to, just the presence of someone else being home with you takes a lot off your shoulders. Dan had the entire week off last week and it was delicious. Each day passed without an agenda. Usually we pack ourselves with things to do, and this time around we rolled with each hour as it passed. Some days were sheer lazy days, and others we soaked up the gorgeous weather Cleveland tossed at us last week.
Love that we stayed home and chose not to go on a trip this time around. As much as we want to move, it was nice to spend what we hope to be our last fall, here, in this home that holds so many memories. To think Brody will be 5, and Owen 3 come spring spins my head around. The years are creeping faster and faster. A lazy stay-cation was exactly what the doctor ordered to slow us down a bit.
Brody and Owen were of course elated to have Dad home all the live long day. Each morning when they realized he wasn’t dressed all snazzy and on the way out the day, they were thrilled. I, on the other hand think I fell even more head over heels for this guy last week. Some how, I don’t know how he does it, over the years he keeps getting better and better. My man’s like a fine wine, by his 80’s he’ll have all the widowers fighting for a piece of him when I’m gone.
We went a little over board with the zoo this summer. We have gone a few times each month. Each time though with the kids, we all discover new things and it’s just as fun as the last time. By packing lunches and drinks, you can stay all day long.
Most days were topped off with Mom cooking dinner, and Dad satisfying every drop of athletic drive in this house. Brody ate it up. Owen, he preferred to dig for worms.
If the day ever came that I had to go back to work full-time, and Dan wanted to stay at home with the kids, I am glad to say he would do amazing, if not a better job than I. Glad we got a lot of Dad all day long for 7 days straight. We could have used more, but hey, you take what you can get!