All I have to say...I will never be able to understand how he does it. I thought having them all day during the weekends while hubby worked was difficult. The weekday is a WHOLE other story.
Hubby could write a book, he's that good. Even with the addition of me to care for this week, he pulled it off with tactical grace. I got to see the well oiled machine that he's created. It was an awakening, a reminder of why he's such a great dad.
His Average Day:
- Cooking a full breakfast of eggs, bacon or sausage, toast, fruit, and milk while seeing the older kids off to school and helping me find everything I need to get to work
- Pre-school appropriate learning channel for about an hour while he cleans up and put the kitchen back straight
- Outside time while he runs through an efficient outdoor cleaning schedule that ensures our house is one of the nicest looking on the block
- Snack time for little guys
- Nap time where the little guys ACTUALLY fall asleep!
- Hubby's quiet time of military or history channel and personal reset time (with the occasional nap)
- Lunch time of a fully prepared meal
- Again with the pre-school appropriate learning channel for about an hour while he cleans up and put the kitchen back straight
- Snack time
- Either inside or outside play time while hubby relaxes and completes his plan for dinner
Now, it seems like it would be easy to just take the above list and apply it....oh, no! It takes a certain person to be able to successfully activate this regiment. It's the difference between talking the talk and actually being able to walk the walk folks.
Ash just naturally walks the walk...