I had to leave town pretty suddenly due to unexpected circumstances and being the stay at home Mom type, it threw myself and the fam for a loop. Part of my staying at home means I NEVER get "called away on business" the kids, school, this house and my marriage is my everyday business and it happens here and nowhere else.
All of a sudden my hubby had to take two days off work, the kids had to get used to the Daddy Routine (some of which Daddy has never had to be responsible for in his life!) Add to this not only our dog but dog sitting for my parent's dog as well and this Daddy had to become the "Mommy" for a couple of days.
I imagined the craziness that could ensue with such responsibilities and feared for what I would come home to. Did he remember to pack them lunches or just hand them a pop tart? Did he put them in tube tops and short shorts because he didn't know the dress code? Did they change their socks? Underwear? Take showers? Get to school on time? Did he remember to pick them up after school? Are they getting their homework done? Are they getting to bed on time? Do they even miss me????
Now I am not one to have married an incompetent man, in fact I believe that the "jobs" around the house are equally distributed and shared. Do I do more "house jobs" than him? Well, YES of course I do, because we chose for our family life to be that way. Does he have any inkling about what ALL of those jobs are? Well maybe just a little bit, but he is completely capable.
Not only did he and the children exceed my expectations, they missed me TERRIBLY, and yet everyone still survived!
When I arrived home, they weren't here :( BUT after looking around I can see that everything was done, everyone was taken care of and despite them telling me over and over how much they missed me, everyone did just fine. The strongest evidence of this was in the notes that Daddy put in their lunches, (yes he remembered the notes too!):