At 4 pm we made the switcheroo.
Jeremy came home from work and I ran out the door to a meeting with my web designer (it’s slow, but it is coming soon) and then to go meet with some folks for a run.
I had chicken in a marinade for Jeremy to grill, I set out some brown rice and showed him where he could find vegetables to throw in the microwave.
And I ran out the door.
Fast forward to 7:30 pm. I arrive home and drink a gallon of water because it’s outrageously humid here in Michigan. Then I set about looking for leftovers. I managed to find the chicken and the rice. “Jeremy” I yelled, were there any vegetables left?
To this he answered. “I didn’t make the vegetables.”
“Honey, you seriously fed the children only grilled chicken and plain brown rice?”
“Yup,” he answered.
So I heat up the leftovers, including the vegetables, which were the easiest because they were the microwavable vegetables with teriyaki sauce, and I go outside to sit on the front porch to eat my dinner.
Meleah comes out and sits next to me.
As usual, my deep thinker asks me why God made tornados. This of course led to a long drawn out answer from me starting with Adam and Eve and how we now know both really good and really bad. Which of course led us to discussion on death and dying.
And my children do recognize I had a brush with death when I battled cancer and so she mentioned that I hadn’t died.
So I asked her if she would miss me if I died. And she always gets this silly grin because the girl KNOWS how to tease, and she paused for a second and she finally said “yes mommy, I’d miss you if you died.” And she laughs.
And I say “You better miss me if I died!”
And I went on “look, who’d cook you vegetables little girl, not your dad, that’s for sure! And I make you breakfast and lunch and clean up after you…..”
And as I’m rambling all the reasons she should be really grateful I’m alive, she cuts me off and says in a really loud voice to make sure I hear:
“And mommy, you wipe me after I poop!”
And that my friends tells it all right there.
I knew I was good for something darn it!