Daddy was away a couple of days this week, and I am thrilled this business trip was short… we all miss daddy when he’s away. Let’s just not think about the trips to come….
The good: Daddy is a super hero *love* and suggested we get a cleaning lady …actually, we needed a cleaning crew, to be exact. So, I daringly thought, while the crew cleans our house, I’ll take the 3 kids to Tim Hortons (mmm donut). I had absolutely no idea how taking all the kids to a very very busy cafe would play out… I was afraid… very afraid… would they all start screaming? … would Caleb have to go pee? What would I do with the other two? (bathrooms are not designed for double strollers). Would we annoy people so much that we get thrown out?? On the way, we went over and over what good manners I expected over lunch, and I may have threatened the kids that they wouldn’t get a timbit donut if they didn’t follow the rules.
And miracle of miracles, they were unbelievably well behaved. The two “big” kids sat in their seat, and quietly chatted, and ate all their food, without throwing anything on the floor (well, not on purpose). Caleb even said grace for us. Of course, I got about 10, “you sure have your hands full” comments… We got one, (I swear I’m not making it up) “you should get a mother of the year award to have such nicely behaved kids”. … I’d be concerned about getting prideful … but read on.
The bad and the ugly: Later that day, as I was patting myself on the back for being the world’s best mother, with perfectly behaved children… (guess where this is going). I started nursing Belle, and Caleb decided it would be a fun idea to open a new bag of diapers and dump out every single diaper. …Well it was a blissful 8 minutes when the house was sparkling clean. I looked on absolutely helpless as this mess was going on. ….the only thing I could do was snap a picture.
… my face as this was happening, is the “ugly”, if you were wondering.