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Prepare to seethe with jealousy

Tonight, actually in just an hour and a half or so, I am leaving the children with their father and heading downtown to a spa for free pedicures and free food and did I mention no children? And it is for work! I am finally getting my revenge for all those (really not so many, but definitely several) times that Chris has told me "Oh, I am going to be late tomorrow because I have to go to Happy Hour or a fabulous dinner at a fancy restaurant purchased by the company or a fabulous party with, like, eight-foot-tall chocolate fountains and shit, for work."

And I would not gladly trade jobs with my husband, because he definitely got the raw deal in this "one wage earner, one at-home parent" scenario, but I am also just slightly gleeful that he will get to see, for the first time, just how challenging it can be to feed himself and two children dinner (even when you order a pizza, because there are still fourteen other things that the kids need) and how annoying it is to not be able to eat a single bit of your own dinner without Owen screaming at you for not sharing it with him and how much fun it is to get a non-cooperative child into their pajamas while the other child is sobbing piteously on your lap and finally to experience joy of getting both kids into bed with no hope of adult back-up.

I'm sure it will all go swimmingly, but I'm also willing to bet it will score Chris a few new gray hairs. I'll be sure to toast his efforts with my first cocktail.

Comments (15)

Wanna know how many times in the past year my husband has either helped with or by himself put our children to bed?

THREE. I counted. I am not exaggerating.

I wouldn't even toast Chris' efforts until the 3rd cocktail, just to make a point. :)

Beth, have a great time. This is wonderful.

First time commenter...good friend of Samantha @ Back to Me.

This sounds great...and also scarey. I have my first baby growing in my belly right now...and every glimmer of the wild and wiley future with kids is frightening and exciting all at once. So...have fun and have a drink for this preggo who would give ANYTHING for a pitcher of Sangria!

Well, congratulations to you!! Enjoy your time off!

And, yknow, good luck to Chris!

I can't wait to see Chris's blog entry tomorrow.

Have a really good time!

Sounds AWESOME! Let us know how it went!

Hope you had lots of fun tonight!

Cheers! Have fun! I go to school every Thursday night - it's my "free" time. Night school is the best thing ever created.

Oh! I hope you had a wonderful time :) Was Chris still alive and kicking when you got back?

Would you believe that about 6 mohts ago I went back to school part-time, and I work almost full-time, and my husband deals with our two babes (ages 15 months and almost 3 years old) all.by.himself two nights per week?! He really does deserve some kind of award. Granted, he doesn't attempt to eat his own dinner until I come home after 9PM, but he feeds them, bathes them, dresses them, and puts both to bed. And sometimes he even starts cooking dinner for us before I get home.

I'm getting all misty-eyed. I really don't appreciate him as much as I should, do I?

I thought I was the only one who had to deal with getting "a non-cooperative child into their pajamas while the other child is sobbing piteously on your lap". Story of my life!

Enjoy!

Yes, I'm seething. Although I am going on a GNO tonight at a fabulous cattle food joint of sorts, I have to cook dinner, feed and bath the children before I leave them with my DH. All he has to do is put them in their beds at night. How much you wanna bet my 4yo will be up when I walk in the door at 10pm. Urgh! Hope you had fun at your spa. ;*P

Yes, I'm seething. Although I am going on a GNO tonight at a fabulous cattle food joint of sorts, I have to cook dinner, feed and bath the children before I leave them with my DH. All he has to do is put them in their beds at night. How much you wanna bet my 4yo will be up when I walk in the door at 10pm. Urgh! Hope you had fun at your spa. ;*P

So I was away on an 11 day totally free vacation, and I was a little jealous I was invited to the free spa blogger thing. There is something wrong with me.

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