Those of you who are SAHMs or SAHDs know that my grand slam wasn’t the greatest miracle worked on the night we took 3B out to the ballgame. That honor goes to all of Mama’s planning and work that had her, 3B, and Barky ready to roll out the moment I walked into the door.
She had Barky walked and fed, 3B bathed and his dinner and diaper bag packed, and dinner packed for us. All I had to do was walk in, change into my softball clothes and head out to the car. I’m not sure how Mama does it all plus works what has become full time (and sometimes more than full time) job.
I do know part of her secret, since I’m the one to see her come to bed at midnight or later, having put in five or more hours of work after 3B goes to sleep. But all the planning, the coordinating, the knowing what’s needed in advance–all that stuff you learn at Mom School–that’s what I don’t know.
And I need a crash course in it, because in 72 hours, she’s going to turn over the keys to the kingdom to me and expect that I can run things until she gets back. And I have so many questions…will 3B, Barky, and I survive for a whole week on Cheerios and organic, whole wheat toaster pastries (read: ostensibly healthy PopTarts)?
But there’s not enough space here for them all, so I’ve put one up in another poll there, in the upper-left corner of the page. There will be more to come over the next 10 days.
Help a father out, all you SAHMs and SAHDs–let me in on your survival secrets. If you won’t do it for me, think of the kids–do it for Barky and 3B.