My first night back in the workforce went very well. Both at the job and at home.
The Mister did great on his first night of solo parenting. I realize this is no big thing at many a home, so if you're rolling your eyes, bear with us. We're just not used to Mom being away night after night, so it's a BIG change 'round here.
We both knew the tricky part of the evening would be bedtime. Paloma has a rather elaborate bedtime routine, so the Mister came up with a great idea to keep the big kids busy without the help of tv. I guess there is some PS2 game called 'Toon or something of the sort? Where you create your own cartoon character and adventure plots? Well, I'm not sure what it is called or what it's played on, but the Mister decided to take 'Toon back to the basics. . . good ol' fashion pencil, paper and coloring markers.
Voila! Before the end of my first shift, Teenage Sniper Penguin came to life, courtesy of Atticus:
and Hatfield created her very own Canine Royalty Kingdom, entitled Maggie & Friends:
Kudos to the Mister on some very wholesome. . .well, scratch that, because I think the whole Sniper Penguin thing kinda eliminates the wholesome thing. . . some very creative kid activities!
Plus he earned huge points with me because he did ALL of our laundry (and it wasn't even our laundry day!) and MOPPED the kitchen floor!
Admittedly, my late night last night has left me very tired today. I was a little weary upon waking, until I realized that it was Home Ec Morning
and as such, Miss Hatfield's turn to make breakfast.
She handled scrambled eggs solo.
They turned out perfectly. Buttery, lightly salted, heavily peppered. Perfect.
Someday in the future I will elaborate on our Home Ec program and wax philosophic on why Home Ec is desperately needed to save our future generations (I'm serious here, folks.)
For now, I'm just going to enjoy our quiet Pajama Day at home.