Friday, December 23, 2005

How does she do it?

Yesterday, my parents came over to watch the kids while I finished up my Christmas shopping and started shopping for two parties we're hosting. It was amazing how quickly my time without the beasties slipped through the hourglass. But I digress. The point of this post was to wonder aloud how my mother was able to do so much in this one day WITH the beasties while I struggled to complete my list without them. After attending LuLu's Parent-and-Me dance, my mom did all of our laundry, baked cookies with Four, played Blokus with Four for over an hour and a half, played Barnyard Bingo with LuLu after her (LuLu's) nap, and made a salad.

This morning while sweeping the floor and ruminating over what to do for these upcoming parties and in what order to do it, I smilingly asked the kids -- as they trapsed through my little crumb piles -- "What's her secret? How does Nonna get so much done during the day?"

With his most impish little smile, Four says, "I can't tell you."


Philip said...

Merry Christmas Kevin. Hope you and the beasties had a great weekend.

eyeovthestorm said...

I applaud you for being a stay-at-home dad! Many men don't realize what we "moms" go through. And know, we ALL need help sometimes! So don't be afraid to ask. Keep up the good work. Happy and Blessed New Year to you and your family!!!

KC said...

"I can't tell you." -- you'll have to do what the mom on Malcolm in the Middle does -- pin him against the wall upside down behind the couch until he talks.