Do you remember that commercial when we (and when I say we I mean those of us over 30) were younger for Calgon? It was bath salts or powder or something. Anyway, the slogan was "Calgon take me away!!". Do you remember? There was always a relaxed mom, after a hard day, in the tub with suds all around her pretending that Calgon whisked her off to a beautiful island somewhere with no stress or troubles. Seriously!? Let me tell you something, if you are a mom, working or stay at home, short of Calgon being laced with tequila and coming with a straw, you and I both know that's not going to cut it.
I mean a nice hot bath sounds great. Heck, a shower by myself would be FANTASTIC. But what person do you know with children any younger than 16 has time to sit in a bath tub for more than about 5 minutes? There is no bath, there is no down time, heck at the age my kids are there is rarely a hot meal. Therefore, you long for the things that are attainable, and for me that happens to be someone else changing one out of 17 poopy diapers (or so I thought until we moved to TN and started a practice).
So here I sit, talking to you and eating trail mix with both of my clean little butts in their beds. My sweet chiropractor is still at work, getting his butt kicked and wishing he was coming home to a yummy dinner. Unfortunately for him, tonight that is about as realistic as my poopy diaper dream. I just could not do it tonight. I could not mess up my entire kitchen for him to eat at 9 o'clock, and he understood because that is the kind of husband he is, wonderful. Wonderful with dimples, you can't beat that.
Tomorrow is Wednesday and Wednesdays Doc is home a little early. Who knows, maybe I will get that diaper break after all. If not, that's okay. I will change the diapers and I will take my showers in groups and I will (not tonight but usually) heat up his dinner when he gets home because while I am doing all of that he is doing something that I believe in with all of my heart and (most days) the Lord blesses me with just enough patience ;).
Have a great night friends. Love and Blessings, Melanie
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