Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Life and times.

Duke scooped me up in his arms and whisked me away to the town's Mongolian-grill. Nothing like plum sauce to send the winter gloom packing!

So then the best husband in the world takes me shopping, picks out a simple outfit he likes for me, and buys it. After the outer make-over, he tells me right up front that it's time for a change of attitude, too. I love that he gets me. I love that we can say stuff like that to each other without peeving one another off.

He was really right. Now I'm having a hard time remembering what I was grumpy about! Winter is actually looking quite pretty these days.

And my children have never been so delightful...

(Manly cereal bowl.)

(Wonderpets flying boat.)


(Kids stuck in the rocking-horse in the middle of the night.)

How could I ever have been wishing to spend my time any other way? Well, it happens when I start focusing only on the hard parts of being a stay-at-home-mom (cleaning, winter-confinement, loneliness, cleaning).

Thank heavens for an understanding husband who helps me open my eyes and take in the goodness.

Yes, Duke, I mean you. Thanks, babe.


Trapper and Suzy said...

I bet it was a bit easier not getting mad at him after he took you to buy you some new clothes. : ) That would certainly be a good opportunity for any Suzy-criticisms. haha

I need a change of attitude too. I will do better tomorrow!! Tomorrow I will buy my children some gosh darn BOOTS so that they can finally go outside in the snow and get out of the dreadful cabin. I think it would be a nice refresher. Certainly indeed.

Adrienne said...

I love the rocking horse picture! And the flying boat! You are so creative! :)