Yesterday we hit the parental jackpot.
Tyson's (insane) sister OFFERED to take the kids to church with her for the morning.
And, Tyson's parents OFFERED to watch the kids for the afternoon so we could catch a matinee.
Then, they made us dinner.
Can I just say... first of all THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
To Auntie Carly, who the kids (rightfully!) worship and adore. Its amazing how comforting the sound of silence can be. I almost forgot it could be possible! Oh, and a medal of bravery and courage for taking them ALONE. Who are we kidding, THEY ARE WORK, particularly in pairs.
Second, to the grandparents, who always insist it is their pleasure to sacrifice their own well deserved peace and quiet on the weekends to spend time in the company of their grandchildren. I know the kids will have a childhood filled with many beautiful memories of making "Jamba Juice" and jumping in huge piles of freshly raked leaves at their Grammie's house. Their happiness is priceless to me, I couldn't imagine parenting being as much fun without the reinforcements we have.
And finally... nothing makes me appreciate how much I love and miss my husband for our lost time together like spending a few hours in his company. He is (almost) always easy and fun to be with, and though I love our kids with my whole heart I really miss seeing Tyson and enjoying the luxury of being his wife alone without all the chaos that comes with the territory of parenting thing one and thing two.
Maybe a day will come again where we can just sit and sip our morning coffee and read the paper in casual conversation...
In the mean time, let the blissful madness resume, for I have caught a second win after a perfect day off like yesterday.