Friday, March 20, 2009

"daddy's home"

I'm hiding out in the basement.

It's been a long day. Steve's working long hours at work, and that makes for long hours at home too. I'm doing shockingly well with all this. If you know me at all, I'm not really the kind of person who handles time away from my husband very well. I need him. :)

But tonight, I just couldn't do it. I got in over my head making cheese cake...NEVER AGAIN. So since he was home late, and he was bringing the cream cheese, we made it late, and then bedtime started know how it goes.

So I asked him if I could clean the kitchen and he could put the kids to bed. I had been ready for their bedtime long ago, but he hadn't had any time with them. So he put them to bed. I cleaned the kitchen to the sound of giggling and toothbrushing and love.

And then I came to hide downstairs.

And as I'm writing this, I still hear it. They are so happy that he's home. So happy that he doesn't have to work tomorrow. So happy.

And I'm happy that I'm down here, just far enough away to love the sound, but keep my sanity. :)


Renee said...

If I had a favorite, it would be hard to choose.. but this one is up there with the rest. How special and sweet. :)

Erika James said...

Andrea! it is great to hear from you. I love to get a real sense of motherhood through your eyes and your senses. I read it as often as I can. Thank you for your honest stories. I must say I think have quite some getting to know of you....when I come back to the states. I would love to know you more.....your depth is just stunning!!!! Love you sister!!!

The Baby Makes 4 said...

Good stuff!