Well it wasn’t really what I might have envisioned my 24th wedding anniversary celebration to be but it was a happy time anyway. At one point I wanted to run for the laptop to blog but I resisted that urge.
I worked all day as planned and messaged my loverboy a time or two and discussed plans. It was yucky weather and I knew going out to eat that evening would be miserable because my hair would be a frizzy mess of curls (go ahead and say it – how vain!) I also thought my mom needed the evening off after having kids all day and getting a sitter is another story that I will tell some day. Go out some other time and stay in tonight – that was my plan.
Corey (usually known as Papa) took it upon himself to pick a few things up on the way home while I was in charge of picking up children after work. When I arrived home I was chased out of the kitchen a few times even though it appeared that there wasn’t much happening there. I fed kids. He had everything under control – I know he’s quite capable but it’s not every day that he makes the meals. I don’t even care that he had help from M & M’s! It was nice to sit and enjoy a hot meal without ….oh wait there were interruptions. Sorry, got carried away with the day dreaming there.
I guess the important part wasn’t that he cooked, or that I didn’t have to …we were hanging out together with two little people who adore being with us. It doesn’t matter that there was a potty celebration in the middle of our anniversary dinner or that we then had to do the jammie routine and tuck everyone in. We are in a different stage of life than we expected right now but we are doing what we do well…. we balance each other and work well as a team. Yes we have our ups and downs and our irritable moments or our overtired days when we need to step back and breath but I am really happy I’m doing all this with the man I love. I can’t imagine doing life (and all it has involved) with anyone else. Papa’s the best…the kids are onto something! That’s right Dija, I’m Papa’s girl too.