Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Welcome Home, Dear

Everyone looks - and has always looked - forward to the moment when Tom's car finally pulls into the driveway at the end of the day. How we greet Tom when he walks through the door has changed significantly throughout the years though, and not just because the kids have grown older…

Will: Daddy! I love you, Daddy! Let's hug 100 times!
Hallie: Dadadadadadadada! Hiyo Dada! Pease bee-a-bus!*
Erin: Welcome home! I'm so glad you made it safely, what with all that ice and snow on the roads. Come in, take your coat off, and cuddle with the kids; I'll bring you a mug of hot tea to enjoy while I finish making dinner.**

Will: Daddy! Let's wrestle! Let's watch ANW!
Hallie: Daddy! Watch me dance! Listen to me sing! I only went to timeout four times today!
Erin: Welcome home! Would you rather take care of the GINORMOUS cicada that crawled in between the screen and the glass and died or the frantic lizard that I trapped under a tupperware and Advocare Spark container?

Times sure have changed...

* "Hello Daddy, would you please sing Jingle Bells?"

** I may not have always been quite that calm when Tom arrived home from work.