Wednesday, February 16, 2005

WE DID IT!

Three cheers for the Feit Family!
We did it!
We had the kids up and ready...
They were at school by 8:00...
I made it to work by 8:30!
We didn't do it yesterday, we may not do it tomorrow...

... BUT WE DID IT TODAY!!

I made a pact with myself to try and get to work earlier so that I can leave earlier. For those of you who have known me for many years, you know how hard this is for me. I am not a morning person. Since college, I have arranged my life around this fact: no early classes, jobs that either do not start early or jobs that love me so much that they are willing to take blind eye to this major fault of mine. I really really wanted this to happen. I told my husband about this pact with myself, but silly me did not give him the direction he needed to help me with this pact. I thought he would understand and offer to do a little more than wake me up in the morning:
YESTERDAY MORNING:
Mike wakes me up at 6:15 and races out the door. I will give him one teeny tiny "benefit of the doubt" that he had a meeting to get to, so I understand why he left so early. Ben stirs so I get him up and nurse him for 20 minutes. He falls back asleep (lucky boy). I go to the kitchen to make Max's morning smoothie before waking him up. I walk into the kitchen to see nothing has been done. No bottles, washed, no bags ready, no lunch made... nothing. I start to get a little irritated because my husband wakes up at the crack of dawn to accomplish a 15 minute shower/shave/dress ritual then sits on the couch and watches TV until it is time to go to work. I probably wouldn't have been so upset about this ritual or the lack of assistance in getting the kids stuff ready if the following hadn't occurred:
8:24 AM
(Ring, Ring)
Me: Hello?
Mike: Hello... you haven't left yet?
Me: What?!?
Mike: I just thought that since you got up so early that you would be gone by now.
Me: Me, too... but there is a lot to do before that can happen and you didn't help me at all!! You did nothing... you even made your own lunch and didn't bother to make mine... HOW HARD WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN... WE EAT THE SAME SANDWICH...all you had to do was pull out 2 extra pieces of bread!
Mike: I'm sorry baby...
Me: I gotta go because I still have a lot of stuff to do before I leave and Ben is hungry again!

(1 HOUR LATER)

Mike: Hey babe
Me:Hey (cold)
Mike Did you get the kids to school okay?
Me: Yes (colder)
Mike: Listen, do me a favor, type up a list of all the things that have to get done. If I see it, I remember to do it. I promise I am gonna try to help you.
Me: (warming up) thank you for thinking of that.
Mike: I love you...
Me: I love you, too...

List went up last night on the fridge.

1 comment:

VILLAGE IDIOT said...

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