Monday, July 12, 2010

Chris's Big Adventure

Chris helps Collin bike!

Caleb had two doctors' appointments today. Fortunately, Chris had a day off work so just one of us would accompany Caleb to his appointments while the other monitored the remaining boys at home. When given the choice to either:

a) stay home and keep three wiggly boys occupied; or
b) accompany ONE child to doctors' appointments with time in waiting rooms full of People magazines and Entertainment Weeklys (as well as my 590 page August book club book!).....

Well, you can imagine the most popular option!

Today I won option B! I savored those moments: spending time alone with Caleb, actually listening to a doctor, and (of course) making headway in a book (o.k., a little People magazine too!).

After several hours, Caleb and I returned home. When I walked in the door, the first thing I noticed was Collin standing in the kitchen clutching two pairs of scissors. Once I alerted Chris to the scene, he sheepishly snatched the scissors and redirected our toddler son to tamer activities. I then noticed Cooper's nostril was encircled with dried blood. Before I even had time to ask, Chris explained. Evidently, Cooper shoved an M & M up his nose. (Why is a really good question.) Fortunately, Chris was able to maneuver the candy piece from his nostrils without a trip to the ER.

All in all, Chris's time at home seemed full of adventures, but sometimes that's good. I think after days like today, Chris really is just amazed that I keep them alive all day and all expectations on cleanliness or personal hygiene seem to be an afterthought.

After walking a few hours in my shoes, Chris marveled at how the journey can be exhausting and wonderful at the same time!

P.S. Chris did amazing with the boys. They had a lot of fun with him!

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