Now that Heath is working in the city again full time, I have become domesticated. I feel like a real wife and mom!
The other day I had grocery shopping done by 8:00 am! The shower and makeup was skipped till later in the day. My kids were going to be hungry if I didn’t buy them food early. I can’t believe how often I go out in public in this state. It’s a good thing and a bad thing.
Not only did I buy breakfast food for my children but I also planned out dinners for the rest of the week. Then I cooked lunch. Cooked lunch! Cooked it. And not in the microwave either.
Granted it was warming up hot dogs in the oven but still! I never put that much effort into lunch! Anything that can be microwaved in 2 minutes or less. That’s a hot lunch in my house. I felt like such a great mom.
This morning we all ate breakfast together. This is a rare thing in our family. I’m not a breakfast person. Most breakfast food makes me feel queasy. Also I don’t eat on a schedule. If my blood sugar is low I eat a bowl of cereal because I love cereal. If that happens sometime in the wee hours of the morning before anyone else is up then that was my breakfast. If I wake up with high blood sugar I may have a snack a few hours later. That’s my breakfast.
The fact that all four of us sat down to bowls of cereal at the same time this morning was a rare treat. Parker turned off Annoying Orange and the TV. And there we were. Sitting in silence with the day stretching before us with endless possibilities. As Gavin raised a spoonful of cereal to his mouth I announced I would offer a blessing on the food. The spoon slowly dropped and his mouth finally closed.
I prayed for more than just to have our knock off name brand cereal nurture and strengthen our bodies. I prayed for family and friends and thanked Heavenly Father for the blessing of being able to visit my family.
The kids have been reading and playing together nicely the rest of the morning. Gavin read to Gwen for 30 minutes and they were both excited to be able to cross off another marker on the library’s summer reading program. Parker is doggedly trying to get through a full 30 minutes of reading so he can mark his chart too.
We have been to the park every day this week. The TV has remained off during the day until the evening when Heath gets home. So we’re only a few days into summer vacation. I still think it’s shaping up to be the best summer ever! Now if only the weather could warm up a little. I could work on my tan in the pool while the kids splash me.
Some days it just hits me. I am the luckiest woman. I have the best kids and the greatest husband ever! I’m so glad he is patient with me. He must have known that quiet patience would eventually get me to have dinner waiting on the table when he walks in the door after a long commute on BART. The wild woman he married is slowly becoming domesticated.