This past weekend I had three days of blissful no phone/no fuss bonding, with a bunch of ladies who all shared the same goal. To make pretty scrapbook pages, to drink some wine, and to while away until the wee hours of the morning knowing there was no need to get up early, no cleaning and no mediating arguments between minors for 54 solid hours.
According to the phone report that came in as I was preparing for the drive back home, my husband took care of the errands, the food shopping and doling out the chores while I was away. Everybody was in a good mood, the house was cleaned up and dinner was in the oven. “Take your time,” he said, “enjoy your weekend.”
So as any smart woman would, I did just that. I took my time and enjoyed my weekend. I was the happiest kind of sleep deprived by Sunday evening and I was hoping my relaxed stressless weekend could continue all the way until bedtime.
When I got home, the kids greeted me in the driveway. They were all in a great mood. Everybody helped unload the car and we moved pretty quickly from my homecoming to dinner and kitchen clean up.
After dinner as we relaxed together on the couch for a short while, I started to notice things not really done. The barely vacuumed rugs, and the garbage that wasn’t taken out. I checked with my husband to make sure he got everything at the supermarket and as it turns out the grocery list wasn’t completely purchased. I gave him a sigh. It wasn’t really so much that things went undone, it was more about those happy expectations he gave me that fell a little short of what I imagined. He called to the girls, explained the situation to them and they redid what they were supposed to do, and they did it quickly and without any real complaints. One finished the grocery list and the others finished the chores, shocking me, and providing a very nice ending to a very nice weekend.
But I guess my dear husband took the euphoria with him when he left for work this morning, because by the 7:20AM school departure I’d already done it wrong, said it wrong, looked at them wrong, made the wrong food food choices and oh yeah, I didn’t wear a coat outside so accordingly I set an example that was wrong, wrong, wrong. It occurred to me that none of that happens when dad’s in charge which brings me to this question. Is it me?
It is. It must be me, right?
Happy Monday .