I had a couple of errands to run this morning and TJ said that he would stay home with the kids so I could take the day for myself. A day out ALL BY MYSELF?!?! I didn’t know what to do with myself!
So, I ran my errands and then grabbed a bite to eat. I can’t remember the last time I ate at a restaurant alone. Luckily I had brought along a book I am reviewing so I wasn’t bored. TJ sent me a couple of texts, one of a huge tower he and Keeley made with blocks, and a couple of Charlie and Zoe smiling. I thoroughly enjoyed my quiet meal and then headed back home.
When I got back home everyone was having lunch; Keeley was sitting at the table and Charlie and Zoe were in their high chairs with daddy feeding them tandem-style. Then while I was unpacking some groceries TJ got Zoe and Charlie up for their nap, followed shortly by Keeley with not a single one fussing!
I took a look around the house and aside from some blocks in the living room, the house looks great…even cleaner than it was when I left! It seems like today was a breeze for him, whereas I am often exhausted and annoyed by lunchtime! I know that I can no longer give the excuse of, “well, you don’t know what it’s like being home alone with the kids” anymore!
I love that TJ is so great with the kids and doesn’t mind doing some cleaning. He would make a fine Mr. Mom!! Maybe I just needed a minute alone to catch my breath? I love my kids more than anything, and even with just a couple of hours of alone-time I feel refreshed and ready to go!