I recently went away for the weekend and when I came home I asked everyone (individually) what they had missed while I was gone. This is a dangerous question since the responses could be seen as a reflection of my importance at home.
Here is what they said:
Ryan: airplane rides (on my feet)
Becca: you; the food, well not really because we got to go out all the time; waking up to find fresh lemonade in the fridge
Andy: clean P.E. clothes
Dave: everything (I'm thinking that was a cop out because he was afraid if he said specific things I'd question him why he didn't miss other things!)
So, I guess what my kids need me for is omelets, fresh squeezed lemonade and laundry. Hmmm.
6 years ago