Oh my goodness, little boys can be very sweet. They really missed me. I got home around 4 pm on Sunday and I don't think the physical contact stopped until everyone fell asleep. All that hugging and kissing and arm tugging and leg grabbing and hair playing and hand holding was quite jarring after more than two days away. I didn't mind though. You'd have to have a heart of stone to think such loving little boys are annoying. Or at least that's what I tell myself when they follow me into the bathroom or jostle my tea-drinking arm because they can't bear to stop touching me for five minutes.
They did have fun with David, I must say. I'm glad I'm relatively relaxed about needing things to be "just so" when I'm gone. They all looked exhausted when I got home, but that's just because Daddy has more grandiose ideas of what an active weekend looks like. They went on a hike and played at Chuck E. Cheese and aerated the lawn and grilled hot dogs and worked on Tommy's science fair project.
Charlie said that "it was a no-bath WEEKEND mom!"
Tommy said that "Daddy SERIOUSLY OVERSLEPT. He just kept sleeping and sleeping and sleeping. I woke up at 6:23. Charlie started calling for you at 7:14, but he eventually stopped. Daddy didn't get up until 8:32! It was very strange."
Charlie said that he did remember that I wasn't there after he called for me in the morning and I didn't come. "I just played in my room by myself until Daddy said I could get up."
I was a bit overwhelmed by all the stuff that was waiting for my expertise Monday morning. I couldn't send Tommy's Cinco de Mayo money to school because only Mommy can go to the ATM. Tommy's science project board wasn't ready to put together because only Mommy can buy fabric. Tommy's science fair project pictures weren't ready because Mommy hadn't bought any printer ink. There are no pictures of the final stage of the experiment because Mommy took her camera with her. They had to scrap one part of the experiment because Mommy didn't leave any hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator. The science fair project is due Wednesday, so it's a good thing Mommy's finally home to make sure it gets finished. Oh, and Mommy really needs to go to the store because we're out of Coke Zero (which Mommy doesn't drink.)
It's good to know I'm needed!
So to sum up my weekend away...
Fancy dinner with calamari and elk instead of cheeseburgers and crayons? $100
Relaxing massage at the spa? $120
Remembering that the boys really love me and need me? PRICELESS