Well I did it. I never intended to but I did. I hijacked my wife’s blog. It’s only for this one post, and no I didn’t “steal” a password – for the record I built the site and established the password to her liking. I am, however, creating this one post to talk about my wife and my plans for the weekend. Those of you who read this blog know little about me judging from the posts I read, except to say that I’m part of some of the functions we do with the kids, etc. I don’t make the headlines of Amanda’s blog, and that’s fine with me. Some of you also know that she took the kids (all four, yes by herself) to Colorado Springs to see my parents about two weeks ago – not because I refused, just because she knew I was working and knew my parents love seeing the kids. I enjoyed every minute of the silence, but I missed the kids and Amanda a lot.
Amanda’s birthday is also a week away and I still haven’t completely locked down her birthday gift (of course). I spent about an hour late last week milling around a simple idea that every husband who can do, should do. I decided to take the kids away for a weekend at the beach! I think this was accidental, actually; I was considering how much fun we had about two months ago when we took the kids to Disneyland, taking one day out of the schedule for a trip to Newport Beach. I loved it, the kids loved it, and I remember not being able to wait to do it again. So after really trying to wrap my head around me taking on all four kids for 2+ days, I said it out loud to Amanda. And I don’t think I’ve seen her more eager to help me leave!
Now, I know she loves the kids, and I was sure that a solo getaway would have been great for her as an alternative, but I remember the peace and quiet in my own house for hours and hours, not having to wake up and commit to anything I wasn’t mentally or physically prepared for – that’s the thing you long for when you have kids. Single adults can decide to spend a weekend sleeping, or watching TV for hours! I also hear some of those same single people do stuff like reading books and exercising, but I can’t relate.
Anyway, for a wonderful mom of four, here’s to you – relax, know I love you more than these or any words can express, and I hope that you enjoy the weekend. You’re amazing, and I don’t tell you enough.
Oh, and as strange as this may sound to you, thanks for “letting” me take the kids for the weekend!
And thank you guys out there who read my wife’s blog. She’s one of the most interesting women I know.