i left this morning for a business trip. every time i leave, it reminds me of how glad i am that i don’t travel a ton for work. occasionally is fine but i wouldn’t want to do it all the time. ceasar is so good with the kids though. i laugh when people ask “who is going to help with the kids?” um, their father. i have always expressed that ceasar is just as capable as me with the kids. from day one, it’s been an equal playing field because we had two newborns at once. it wasn’t just me bonding with the baby while dad got his rest. he was right there on the floor, middle of the night, feeding and changing diapers. we have been a team since day one. fast forward almost 4 years and we still equally share in the fun. but, its different now. i have naturally taken on more responsibility with the “mommy things” such as meals, laundry, packing lunches, picking out clothes, etc. i have also naturally become the one they want if they are sick, sad or tired. daddy is fun, silly and a little more of the disciplinary figure than I am. i will admit it… i am a softy. it’s funny that no matter how much has changed over the years in parenting, our family (for the most part) has naturally fallen into the stereotypical roles.
it is nice to leave for a few days because I feel so appreciated
and needed. i gave the kids a pep talk
last night. i told them i needed
them to be extra responsible this week and get ready for school on their own
(kind of). i laid out their clothes for
the week (which I have never done before) and told them they could choose each
morning which outfit to wear but it had to be from the laid out clothes. it’s the
first thing they both did when they woke up this morning. they really wanted to make things easier for their daddy. it was so sweet! if i didn’t put out their clothes for the
week, tristen would be in a t-shirt that is too small and tight leggings every day
and felton would go in his pajama top with shorts from last summer. ceasar can do hair, oh he can do some hair…
but clothes, good lord, it’s seriously
like his brain stops functioning.
i know ceasar is a little uncomfortable when i'm gone. i can see it in his face whenever i am
packing. it’s a lot for one person to
do. Demanding job with a lot of
responsibility, 3 year olds, playing mom & dad… but trust me, he will be
great. and the best part is, i know the
kids will rise to the occasion. they are
always so good for him because they want to make him proud when i am gone.
i was driving off this morning and tristen ran out to the
driveway and asked me to roll down the window… she put her face up to mine and
said “one more butterfly kiss”. L.O.V.E L.O.V.E L.O.V.E that girl. Felton still had crust in his eyes and never
left the couch. wouldn't trade his lazy self for anything in the world!
when i return wednesday night, i’m certain that ceasar will have the kids in bed and a
hot casserole for me cooking in the oven...or maybe i should just grab a bite to eat on
the way home;).
Walter Drummond by Ree
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