Today I slept in till 9:15am, while my husband took care of the kids…
It wasn’t until 9:30 that I heard the sound of the tub and wondered how long it would take for my husband to fetch me…
The sound of the tub in the morning means all the baby bedding needs to be washed in addition to the baby.
Water sounds were followed by a screaming three year old.
“Happy Anniversary,” I said to myself.
Here we are, married four years and I’m on my fourth pregnancy (having had a miscarriage), resulting in two kids and baby due in November of this year.
It figures that our morning would go wonky today…I stayed up way too late reading Pride and Prejudice. It was so late, that I was at the part near the end where Elizabeth, on her walk with Darcy, says “do not repeat what I said…” after Darcy says how her words haunted him, “had I behaved in a more gentlemanly like manner…”
Yeah, I was so tired, it was so late, that’s when I put my book down.
So, it’s only fair my morning start off with laundry before breakfast.
Danny stayed home with the boys this morning, while I took care of the vehicle and ran errands around town. So romantic, someday I’ll have to base a best selling novel from it.
Tonight, we are having a small family over for dinner. On Sunday, when I made the dinner appointment, it didn’t register that “Thursday this week” was my anniversary.
But this is real life.
Most couples don’t spend lavish weekends away from home or buy each other expensive gifts.
I call a night out alone with my husband, “lavish,” even if it is eating tacos.
Two weeks ago some friends of ours watched the boys (for FREE!) so we could have a date.
I chose a restaurant called 44 Stone Public House – they have outdoor seating (which we enjoyed immensely) – Danny tried his first Welsh Rarebit. Their Fish and Chips are not as good as the real ones found in UK, but I think I could go back for more of the Welsh Rarebit.
Our life is good, it’s happy, it’s stressful, it’s…the family life.
I say, ‘high-five’ for making it four years, through four pregnancies, two moves, three schools and multiple jobs.
Wonder what life after pregnancy looks like?