Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Big Day

Well, tomorrow is the big day. Back to school...for me.

That's right. Tomorrow I go back to college for the first time in 13 years to finish my degree. And tomorrow is Hubby's first day as a stay-at-home dad.

Dum da dum dum.

Theoretically, Mondays will be my day to be away from the house for the entire day. I have class in the morning, and then will have the rest of the day to do homework, have lunch with a friend, walk in circles wondering what the heck I'm supposed to do with an entire day to myself, etc. So Hubby will be taking over the housework and homeschool duties on that day.

He sounds very confident.

He rattled off a list of things they were going to do tomorrow and told the kids to get to bed early. I mentioned I didn't go to the store and there might not be anything for lunch. "That's okay," he said casually. "I'll go to the store tomorrow."

He he he. Silly boy. He has no idea what adventures await him tomorrow.

Now if I come home tomorrow to find an immaculate house, happy children and a satisfied dad, I'm gonna be ticked. I expect utter chaos. Chaos, I say! And I'd better darn well get it, or heads are gonna roll.

Stay tuned folks. This is gonna be good.

*Editor's Note: I am most proud of my man and wish him the best of luck. I will only be a teeny bit disappointed if they all survive without me. Really. Honestly. I'm not kidding.


novaks8 said...

Give him a week or two to get run down.
Everyone starts out gung-ho in the beginning!

Good luck with school! How exciting!

jjofar said...

soooo excited for you! and them! everyone will have a great day!

Mama of 2 said...

Good Luck to you and going back to college. Hubby did it and let me tell you it was worth it but it was also tough on us all.

As for your own husband...I agre with novaks8...give me at least a week or two to decide that what you do every day is way too much for him. I am sure that it will happen.

cjoy said...

Yup...a week or two...the kids will be "better" the first few weeks anyway since it's a change from the norm.

Sarah said...

Go, you!! that is so exciting. Yes, amazing things await your amazing SuperDad. I'm sure they will survive -- but just barely! :-)

Valarie said...

how great for you! I'm sure he'll gain a new appreciation for stay at home parenting.

janiners said...

i'm thinking of you in your first week back to school, miss young, hip momma - I am so excited for you! a whole day to yourself each week - what will you do? :-) it's just too cool!

Kelli said...

He'll ge the hang of it. My guy "retired" at 40 to stay home and work FT and take care of the young'uns while I was still out FT, dragging us around the country. He did soooo much better than I did.

Now? We stay home together and work. It rocks :) Amazing how resilient they are.

Have fun at school! Pack a lunch, make new friends- share well :)

Chilihead2 said...

Yay you, finishing your degree! That's awesome.

Melzie said...

Very best of thoughts for you! How exciting and something I've kicked around for years! I cant wait to read your updates :) xoxo melzie

jessica said...

I am sooo excited for you! Wish you were in Abilene.. then you could take my class! Good luck to your hubby too... it isn't as easy as it seems!

Diana said...

YAY! have fun in class!
As for hubby- can't wait for you to tell us the result of this day.
My first question: did he ever make it to the store? ;)

But Momma said...

I'm anxiously staying tuned. Kudos to you for going back to school!

LiteratureLover said...

Way to go hubby of supermom! I'm sure he will manage beautifully. Glad you get your day off!! (sort of)

Big Pumpkin said...

My husband used to be super-confident everytime I made him babysit. It was after the 5th time that he began to admit that he worships the ground I walk on cuz' this is a really tough job.