Allan and His Children

Today we had a day full of infinite possibilities for fun and adventure. The house was mostly clean and the kids were all rested and we’re all healthy and Allan and I talked about all the things we could do today. A whole Saturday of potential.

We ended up spending it at home doing the usual. I cooked and cleaned a bit, I took care of kids. Allan did similar. We just hung out. It wasn’t exciting but lately exciting with the children in tow is hard to come by. It wasn’t painful or overly stressful and in my stay-at-home-mom opinion that is a successful day.
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It was so nice not being the only adult in the home. I hate being the center of the universe for four people day in and day out. It’s exhausting. It was nice to see them buzz around their dad while I was off almost alone (Payson and Ember wouldn’t leave me alone) cooking in the kitchen. I felt annoyed and not talkative and not mommyish today after a long, very long, week.
To have daddy there to step in and take a little of the pressure off… is priceless.
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I read The Hunger Games today. Finally checked it out from the library yesterday. I liked it a lot. I’m going to look for the second book next week.

3 thoughts on “Allan and His Children

  • Just today I really wanted to do something FUN as a family, but I couldn't think of anything that wasn't just more work for me. ;-P Staying home and having a dad around to hang out with the kids sounds great. πŸ™‚

  • That's exactly how I feel when Calvin gets home at the end of the day. WHAT a relief to finally be able to go clean or cook or pee without anybody clinging to your leg!! lol Calvin has night classes this semester on Monday and Wednesdays, plus he's got all sorts of overnight trips in the upcoming months. I definitely try to make the most of every Daddy-is-home moment.

  • Oh, and had to comment on the Hunger Games, too. HUGE FAN here…HUGE. The first book was like a drug for me…I absolutely could not get enough of it. I loved every single word.
    The second one was kinda' good. Nothing Earth-shattering, not nearly as suspenseful, but still good.
    And the third one? I don't know. I felt really let down the first time I read it…I don't want to give anything away, but the overall tone of the third book is just gloomy and depressing. I liked it more the second time through, but even then still wasn't that impressed.
    It does have a nice ending though πŸ˜‰ haha

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