Saturday Mom went on a shopping trip with her girlfriends to an outlet mall a few hours away. That left me to take care of the kids (insert scary voice here) "all by myself". I went into it thinking the worst and ended up getting the best.
Alyce and Luke were both in a great mood all morning. Luke ate his breakfast with a grin on his face and behaved himself up until nap time. When it came time for his nap instead of making a fuss Luke just snuggled into my arms before I put him to bed.
After lunch we went over to my friend Josh's house for some joint parenting. Two adults vs three kids is much easier than 1 on 1 or in my case 2 on 1. I got Luke all sun screened, in his swimsuit, and we hit Gideon's pool at Josh's house. Alyce and Gideon enjoyed the pool which couldn't have been deeper than 9" but Luke didn't seem to like it much. Instead he walked around the deck and playing with their water table. Not long after we got started outside the sky turned Gray and pool time got rained out. We finished up the day at Josh and Gideon's with some hot dogs and ice cream. Alyce and Luke behaved themselves all 4 hours making my job all that much easier
As the afternoon turned to evening Luke was showing his lack of a second nap and it was time to get him home to bed. Luke didn't even make a sound as I laid him down in his crib.
I am a very lucky dad to have such great kids. Having them for a whole day was a treat. Usually when I get the both of them it is at the end of the day where one or both of them is already overtired and can quickly get on your nerves. The all day affair granted me the opportunity to see what Mom goes through on a daily basis and I don't know if I could do it.
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