Sunday, June 29

While Daddy's Away...

Oh what can happen while Daddy is away. James has been gone to Japan for work since last Sunday morning. Thank the good Lord he gets home tonight!!! Yay!

You know I have never considered myself a dependent person. I mean I can do whatever needs to get done that has always been my personality. In fact, I have a hard time sometimes letting others do for me. Anyway, I'm over that. This week I have decided I am definitely over that. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

1. FISH--I don't do fish. We have a saltwater tank. I have nothing to do with it and of course this week I HAD to have something to do with it. I had to touch their food which I CAN NOT stand and even worse than that I had to SMELL their food! UGGGHHH!!!! {Thank goodness Daddy will be home to takeover that task}

2. TRASH--we go through alot of trash. I don't know what all we use but GOOD GRIEF it is alot of trash. Now granted I normally end up taking the trash out a couple of times during the week. But Daddy is the one that makes sure all of the trash cans in the house get emptied before overflowing. I hate gathering them all up all over the house to take out. NO FUN! We have GOT to start recycling. {Thank goodness Daddy will be home to takeover that task too}

3. CAT LITTER--Yeah I feed and water the cats but since I have been pregnant most of the time we have been married {exaggeration but not too much} Daddy has taken over cat litter duties. When the cat starts to literally cry and I can't figure out why then an hour later I find pee in the floor in the laundry room. Mental note--check the cat litter as it is probably nasty nasty nasty. OH YEAH not my cup at all!! Guess you figured by now me and the pets....well they should take care of themselves. I have 4 humans to take care of....Daddy better take care of them or well oh well. {Thank GOODNESS Daddy will be home to takeover that duty too!}

4. PUTTING THE BOYS TO BED-- I know several people who have done this. When Alaina Claire was born it was just so much easier for James to put the boys to bed while I feed AC and then put her down for the night. That is the way it has been for 6 months now and well I like it that way. PLUS Daddy stays in the boys bedroom with them until they fall asleep most nights. I have begged and pleaded for him not to do this because of WEEKS LIKE THIS when I am the one to put them to bed and MAMA don't play that game. Ok well at least not every night cuz sometimes you do whatcha gotta do! {THANK GOD he is coming home to takeover that duty}

5. MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT HELPER--This one is just common sense. Although I know some guys don't help in the middle of the night. My man does and always has. Now I think some of it stems from the fact that I have breastfed all of our kids so there was never much he could do for me in the middle of the night when they were/are babies. Now if someone is having a bad dream and gets up then he is usually the first one up and then I get the next time....usually. OR you know when TWO KIDS are sick and both up screaming in the middle of the night for someone to hold them....yeah that would be a good time for him to be around!! {2 sleepless and I stress the LESS nights are enough around here!} {hurry home NOW Daddy to help with this duty}

6. MY FRIEND--I have to be cheesy and throw this one in here of course. It never fails that when he is away there are about a million things I can think of we need to talk about or I need to tell him. Whether it be with the kids or me or us or just random thoughts in my head. I take it for granted that I can share those things with him always. {Thank goodness he'll be home today because my brain only has a one week retention period---and that is pushing it!}

7. Oh last but not least folks...I have not let you down there are pictures.....
MOWING THE THE STINKIN' GRASS--honestly I think I'll just leave you with the pictures but I guess I need to set the story up a bit. Grass had not been mowed. I was hosting a playdate with HER and HER and their kiddos--total of 9 kiddos playing in the yard. It needed to be mowed. My sister stayed in the house while I went out during naptime to "quickly" mow the backyard so we could play the next day.
THIS is what would ONLY happen when Daddy is away....
THIS is why I DO NOT mow the yard anymore {apparently}....
THIS is what happens when you haven't mowed the yard in 7 years and you get a little cocky about trying to cut down on the trim work later and a swing then gets caught on a lever of your lawnmower....

THIS MY FRIENDS IS THE TRAGEDY THAT BEFELL THE BACKYARD WHEN I GOT BEHIND THE WHEEL:Where are the swings? oh they are there...underneath the mangled mess.


Let's not forget the grass I killed by mowing it WAAAAY too close to the ground {note the dust cloud in the first pic while I was still mowing--Thanks Stef} because I forgot to lift the blade up a couple of notches and by the time I realized it would have looked stupid so I kept going. Hey at least we won't have to mow so often!


{Thank the good Lord in Heaven that Daddy will be back for this duty and that he enjoys cutting the grass...Thank you Thank you!}

So my friends this is just a little snippet of the week sorry so long but if you made it this far congrats!!! And James when you get home and read this I know we have never SET chores--I'm thinking this is a good list to start with. HAHAHAHAHA Love ya and miss you and can't wait til 6pm when your flight gets here! Woo hoo!

6 comments:

Mommy said...

That's a RIOT! Love the pics of the swingset tragedy. I've got to go get Daddy so he can read this. Hehehehe. Fly like the wind big silver bullet in the sky. There is a Momma who needs her man home--NOW!

Amy Call said...

Tears in my eyes from laughing and feeling bad for you!! Wish I was in Nashville....I so would have come to help...and NOT given you a choice!! Now that I think about it...I was there a little...oh well...GIve those babies a kiss from their Amy!!! Love you!!

Holly said...

Oh my poor swing set! James is going to come home to a good laugh at least!

Natalie said...

OH MY WORD!! That is hilarious, girl!

Kim said...

I'm at a lost for words - the pictures is hilarious! You are always up for a good laugh!!!

Nice swing set - love the scalped yard!

Bet James will think twice about his next trip - who would want to come home to that!

Jenn said...

Oh my...I was laughing OUT LOUD. You totally 100% topped me with the whole husband being out of town deal. I mean, I think I would have to burn my house down to top that! Oh my gosh...hilarious!

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