Yesterday was his birthday. No day off for him...he thinks he's worthy of holiday and actually so do I, but no day off. And on a side note, I do not know how he puts up with all his stress at work...amazing! Because its totally crazy! Anyway, it was normal day at "Kingdom Chaos"...up at 5am, hurricane and tornado destroying everything in their path, buses not picking up kids at the bus stops, kids forgetting homework, soccer games, practices, errands, and my own work....and the list goes on.
I knew there was no way we were going to go out for dinner or do anything big because work would be keeping him until 9pm. So that gave me and my older girls a few extra hours to bake his favorite double layer chocolate cake, make some cards, you know...the cute homemade birthday. Kids ate dinner early and waited for him so they could have cake. It's was absolute chaos when he came home...I knew he was tired, it was his birthday, but there was nothing calm or orderly about our house at that moment.
I had dinner for just him and I ready...I was trying to plan for a quiet dinner for two, but two quickly turned into seven. I made sushi and had all the fixing from our favorite sushi bistro down the street and chop sticks, and the cute little wasabi dishes....I could tell he was excited to eat and a little shocked. So we sat down among all the chaos. Twins on top of the table. T-Rex trying to get homework done with an excessive amount of drama, Coop having computer problems and needing them fixed right away, Z-man totally exhausted, crying for no apparent reason and wanting chocolate cake...it was NOT romantic and I was getting frustrated! Finally after an hour or so the little ones went down, life quieted a bit and then we both just passed out until the alarm went off...at 4:55am.
I felt bad it was such a crazy and rushed night...another CRAZY morning to start today off...which deserves its own blog post... (tomorrow) And I jumped on my email this morning after everyone left and hurricane and tornado were in their cages and found this email from him...
"Just wanted to say thanks for dinner last night. I'm completely okay with the kids being up and the fact that it wasn't perfect.........we don't have perfection. We have a busy, hard working, fun, crazy, and loving family and I love it..........every minute. I'm grateful that you are the mother of our children and my wife.
Thanks for all that you do........"