Thursday, October 25, 2012

this is the sweetest gig EVER

1.  Every morning I wake up and hear little girls chattering, mostly happily, ready for a new day.
2.  I laze about, rise when I'm ready, and for a change, the time is an hour earlier than it usually is when I travel east for work.  One hour earlier is much better than two hours later.  Trust me on that.
3.  I toast a bagel or toss back a handful of homemade chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.  Or I drive Janey to preschool and stop at Starbucks for a venti nonfat chai and treats for those at home waiting.
4.  My boss gave the okay for me to work while I'm out of the office during this time, so I log on to my work computer at the same time as I am checking for blog comments or checking out facebook.
5.  While working, I'm also holding a brand new baby boy.  Who gets this opportunity?  Holding a baby while typing and getting paid?  Please note that I am carefully keeping track of actual hours worked, so no timecard fraud here.
6.  I'm hearing girl voices, playing, singing, chatting, plotting.  ALL DAY LONG!
7.  The day slides by, dozing, working, eating, napping, and sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 every night, somebody from the ward shows up at the front door with a hot, yummy meal.  And because they're bringing in food, they make sure it is one of their best meals, so there is rice or mashed potatoes, chicken, salad, fresh green beans, and of course, homemade chocolate chip cookies*  (see earlier mention of such for breakfast) or cupcakes with chocolate frosting and candy corn.
8.  The evening rolls on with movie watching, rockband 4 playing, more girls laughing, doing homework, art projects, lots of children sitting on my lap and all around me.  Also included are kisses, hugs, and I love you Gramma...
9.  Bedtime comes with scripture reading aloud by all, prayer, and a race up to bed or begging dad to carry them to bed, and then it's quiet time and snuggling the boy baby until he's ready for another feeding and I'm ready to drop off back to sleep.

I do not know what I did to deserve this gig but it is the best, and really, who wouldn't love it?


Amelia said...

So sweet. Fantastic memories.

Lisa B. said...

This sounds like heaven to me. I am so happy that you get to enjoy it. Sweet, sweet time.

Johanna said...

And, surprisingly, it doesn't carry quite the same heavy responsibility that being a mom did. It truly is the best!!!!