last night, right before i drifted off to sleep i realized i'd had a great day.
i guess i didn't realize it in the beginning because in the beginning the kids and i were painting the boy's room. electric green. i don't know why but it is the worst paint. it's the same brand as the paint we used in the girl's room but this electric green shade is going up badly.
late in the afternoon while i was doing trim work i heard the girl in the kitchen. without my asking her to do so or even saying it needed done she emptied the dishwasher, made her brother something to eat, took out the trash and was making me some iced tea. i was floored. earlier in the day she vacuumed her room without being told. wow.
(granted i realize this new behavior might be because she and the boy got in serious trouble two days ago and the hubs has suspended all allowance until further notice. but that's another post.)
then the hubs came home from work and the evening just sort of played itself out like a great concert or movie or play. everything seemed orchestrated although it wasn't. the four of us had light saber battles in the back yard. we sat around the patio table and talked, sort of like adults. we had dessert--a cake the girl made earlier. it was just nice.
then, after the kids went to bed and we were laying in bed the hubs said one of the sweetest things ever.
hubs: you know, even after all this time i don't see you as my wife.
hubs: i still see you as my girl friend. wives are bitchy and controlling and naggy and you aren't.
yeah, we put his non-fuzzy special purpose to use.