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.
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.
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.