Saturday, July 11, 2009


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.
me: huh?
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.


Astarte said...

That *does* sound like a good day! I can't can't believe that she emptied the dishwasher without being asked!!! Where can I sign up for that?!

Fragrant Liar said...

Holy shit! It was Mother's Day and I missed it?

P.S. Your guy is a keeper.

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...


good for you doll. good for you.

the non-fuzzy special purpose? MEOW.

Hotch Potchery said...

That does sound like a GREAT day!

only a movie said...

What a fabulous day!

Penny said...

It sounds so nice to have a family of your own when you describe yours.It makes me really excited for mine some day.

Penny said...

Teddy and I talk about that all the time...that after 9 years of marriage I still don't feel like we are *old* married people...

I hope it can last as long as yours has!

Kristin.... said...

What a nice day! I long for the days when my kids don't fight all damn day long!

Gal Friday said...

Yep, that sure sounded like a great day, and it takes a certain person to see it--appreciate it.

Ali said...

That does sound like a great day. Thank goodness for non-fuzzies. a fuzzy one would be horrid!

drollgirl said...

what a great day! and the line from the hubs is making me cry. seriously, that is so sweet.