This past week, I took off for a five day long business trip and left my husband, Michael, home with the kids for five very long days. Managing four kids is tough, and doing it while your spouse is away is even tougher.
Admittedly, I had low expectations for him while I was away. Meaning, if basic physical and emotional needs were met (food, sleep, shelter, love) while I was gone, I could pick up the pieces when I returned.
I left him with the laundry done, a relatively clean house, and a stocked pantry. All he really needed to do was focus on the kids. And while I did come home to a messy and chaotic environment, Michael went over and above my single parenting expectation. Wow, I think I married Super Dad.
While I was away, the mice did play:
I’m home now, and so glad to be here. I missed these little buggers so very much. And all I have to say about my husband is that he made parenting look easy. Maybe too easy…
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