I had to travel this week to New Hampshire for work. I always feel so terrible leaving Dave alone with the boys. He is an amazing dad and is incredibly capable but I know how tough it is to manage dinner, baths and bedtimes by yourself. And, mornings are so hectic when you’re alone.
We really make a great team and we rely so much on one another to keep this house from becoming a complete zoo! I am so grateful for such an incredible husband and dad to our boys. I’m very, very blessed. 🙂
Needless to say, I love getting photos and updates from Dave when I’m away. It brightens my day and makes me smile no matter how stressful my day is going. I thought I would share some of the “highlights” from Dave’s eventful week with the boys…
I received a text during one of my morning meetings (Dave didn’t answer the phone when I called in the morning before I headed to the office, never a good sign): “Nathan threw up all over the couch.”
He wasn’t sick, he just drank his morning sippy cup of milk too quickly. This is one of the many joys of reflux. Not a fun way to start the morning.
This photo came along with a positive report on how well the boys behaved and ate while visiting Grandma Marrs for dinner.
I quickly changed my background on my phone to this photo. I cannot believe how big they look here. I was gone for one day and they already grew up. I tear up a little every time I look at this.
And, yes, they are eating cookies.
And, yes, those are crumbs on the floor.
Again, Dad was in charge for the week.
I will spare you the photo, but I received a text of a picture of poo in the bathtub. Yes, you read that correctly.
My response, “What on earth?!”
Dave, “This is what happens when daddy doesn’t have anyone to help put the boys to bed. And yes, that is a pile of poo in the bathtub courtesy of Nathan.”
About two minutes later, I received this message, “Yes, that is crayon that was drawn all over the wall while Daddy was cleaning up the poo.”
All I could do was laugh. Probably not the response he wanted from me. But what else could I possibly do? So, I had to post all of this because, one day, he too will read this and laugh. One day.
Dave said “the incident” occurred while he was dressing Ben. After draining the tub, he left Nathan there to play for a minute so he could get Ben dressed. He realized Nathan was too quiet and went to check on what he was up to (if you know Nathan, you know why the fact that he was quiet was a bad sign). Just then, Nathan stood up from his squatting position, turned around, saw what he had actually done… and screamed. Dave had a hard time calming him down. I feel badly that he was apparently a little traumatized once he figured out what he did but I can’t help but think that is hilarious!
Now the real question is… does this mean he’s ready for potty training or the exact opposite?!
Oh, the many unexpected joys of parenting…:)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!