Thursday, September 29, 2011

This Is The Guy You Want To Marry

 Our home school is a little different for us this year.  The 3 older kids are going to a day long classical mentoring program.  It is Catholic based and run similar to Classical Conversations.  The point of me telling you that is we have one day a week when I feel like my kids go to REAL school.
 There are lunch boxes to pack, back packs to fill, water bottles topped off and whatever else happens in the early morning hours in each home.  This is our 3rd week and rhythm is setting most ways..
 I'm a prep the night before gal. So on Wednesday nights I have EVERYONE take out clothes, socks, shoes and whatever else they are wearing and have it ready to go.  At bed I run through all that the morning will hold and in what order.  Jack is not a fan of having to do things last minute without a warm up warning.  I figure 12 hours to get used to the idea is plenty of time.
 Like I said, rhythm has set in...until this morning when Emily comes down with her skirt a WRECK!!  Like so wrinkled it was 6 inches shorter than originally purchased.  I sternly asked her to look at her skirt and explain the reason why it looked like it was crumpled up in a drawer.  She went on to explain that it was crumpled up at the bottom of her drawer because I never told her to hang it up.  I look at the clock and calculate how long I have left until I run out of time...
 I tell her, "I am so sorry that you have to go looking like that. I have no time left to iron that for you." And who should walk in at that exact moment...this guy...this amazing guy who says, "Toss it to me Em..I'll iron it for you!"  We are talking KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR (except he was wearing jeans and a collared shirt..which looks much better on him).
 Moments later he comes back with a finely pressed skirt.  AS Emily is putting her skirt back on I say to her..
 "This is the type of guy you want to marry.  When you are dating someone you must ask yourself, will this guy iron our daughter's skirt on a busy school morning as he is trying to get out the door himself?...If you don't think he is the type of guy to do that DON'T MARRY HIM.  You need a guy who will take care of you ..ALL OF YOU!!"
And my sweet Emily says, "Mama, if we are just dating we won't have a daughter!"

Not exactly the point I was going for..but at least she has the order of things correct. Let's just hope she finds a guy like her dad!!


  1. Awww! I just love this. What a sweetheart Pete is-- you lucky gal!

  2. oh that's just too cute! (and doesn't it make you appreciate NOT going through that ritual of an every day public school morning?!)

  3. You're both blessed- you're blessed to have an understanding, helpful husband and he's blessed to have a wife who notices and praises him