Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Not-So-Ordinary Ordinary Day

Okay, my Mother's Day hissy fit is over. I can move on...

Today has been a much needed day of smiles and laughter within our Fortress of Solitude...minus the solitude part. Hubby was home with us all day long, and it was so nice to have the resemblance of a real live familial unit. (Sidenote: for all you single moms out there, my hat is off to you. I don't know how you do it.) We did some things around the house, played with the kids, ate dinner together, watched a movie...it was so ordinary. And so wonderful.

Sister was cracking me up today. A running list of funny things she said:
  • Singing the Kelly Clarkson song Behind These Hazel Eyes, "Here I am, once again, I'm foreign infant geeses..." (it's actually 'torn into pieces')
  • While making lentil stew, "Mom, is the mental stew ready?"
  • Picking up our children's Bible, "I'm going to read the book of God."

Man, that girl is adorable.

It was nice to be reminded how great my life really is. I love my man. I love my kids. And I'll go to bed tonight with a clean kitchen.

Life is good.

7 comments:

janjanmom said...

I've never been to bed with a clean kitchen....let me know how it goes...hee hee (cue your warped sense of humor)

LiteratureLover said...

A much deserved happy day for you! I'm so glad you were able to have an "ordinary" day. ;)

jesprincess said...

Yippee! That sounds great. Aahhh, the wonder and beauty of waking up to a clean kitchen. Sometimes I feel like that is one of those once in a lifetime things.

Diana said...

when I wake up to a clean kitchen(which is not often) I'm almost afraid to cook again, since I know it'll; be a while before it's clean again. Mind you, I clean as i cook, but then come the dishes!!!
p.s I had no idea Sister was a foreign infant geese! Don't tell the government! ;)

Heth said...

Sister is funny! Glad you had a great ordinary day.

jessica said...

I didn't want to cook dinner tonight because my kitchen was clean. I wonder what I have to do in order for my hubbie to clean my kitchen? Hmmmm...

h b said...

hallelugiueghh (?) to that! Ordinary family saturday-esque days are the best :D on the single mom note - having experienced both situations, i sometimes honestly think the single is easier *gasp*, one adult's schedule and desires are so much easier to accomodate than two adults! they're are pros and cons to both, but again, nothing beats a ordinary family day. wouldn't trade it for the world ;) hope to see you at the park!