Kid-Free Time


At the risk of feeling your eyes roll… I must give props to my sweet husband this week.  Last Friday we were making plans (yet again) to attend a ballgame nearly an hour away.  I could have gone, but I just wasn’t in the mood.  Four issues:

  • I wanted to get Lent started right and attend Stations of the Cross at 6:00.
  • The game started at 7:30 (an hour away).
  • My toddler goes to bed at 7:00.
  • I covet my quiet time in the evenings.

I emailed him at work, suggesting that the toddler and I stay back to go to church and get her to bed on time.  (um, knowing full well that I was using her as an excuse to stay home)  Wanna know his response?

The game is at 7:30.  I could take them all. You could have the evening to yourself.  Church and writing for hours!  I could take jammies and change them on the way back so they were ready to sleep on the way home.  Just a thought.

I kid you not! They left at 5:00 to have supper with his parents on the way to the game (I sent food) and they were gone until 10:00.  He carried them in one at a time… in their jammies!  Ahhhh

Then… Saturday happened.  The plan was for my husband to help his parents at the farm (his dad is home now, but faces months of healing) and I would meet him with the kids later that day and we’d, you guessed it, go to another ballgame.  The Regional Championship…  I was excited…

… until I got a splitting headache.  I don’t often get headaches, and this one was a doozy!  He’s in his overalls ready to walk out the door, and I am in tears trying to figure out how to care for my children while in such pain.

Thirty minutes later Lance pulls out of the driveway with the children… again.  I laid down at 11:08 to “sleep it off for a couple of hours” and woke up without a headache at (are you ready for this?) 4:40!!!!!  Guess my body needed some rest.

Whatever would I do without that man of mine?!?  I am grateful for him.  ;-)

Head on over to Laura’s place for more Gratituesday.

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Comments

  1. Wonderful praise for your husband.

  2. Seems we have some pretty good men…I wrote about mine today, too!
    How nice!

  3. Don’t you love it when they step up to the plate! Very nice:-)

  4. How wonderful !!

  5. And just what did you do with all your hours of quiet on Friday night?? :)

    Seriously, what a great guy your husband is!

  6. What a man! So glad you got some much needed rest!

  7. Michelle H. says:

    Gotta love husbands that give you some time alone!

    We were supposed to spend Valentine’s weekend at our lake cabin 2 hours away, and the day before we were supposed to leave my husband suggested I stay home and he take the toddler. I am 8 months pregnant, and realized this was probably my last chance for a kid free weekend for the next year, and jumped at the chance!

  8. What a great guy!

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