Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lap of Luxury

I know, I've been pretty quiet for me! There's a million excuses, the same as everyone else's-- Christmas, Christmas, Christmas and all the doings that go with it. I also confess that after the HOURS I spent at the computer reading and responding to all the awesome comments I got last week as well as putting everyone's names into a Word document, I got a bit tired of sitting in front of my trusty friend, my laptop.

My laptop really does need a name. I'm open to suggestions...

Plus, after all the excitement of last week, how could I ever top that???

Today had lots of baking going on and by the time I got done cleaning up after dinner I was more tired than usual. Ross was helping me finish the kitchen and said "Mom, why don't you get a glass of wine and go take a bath. Julia and I will watch the little kids."

"Really?"

"Yeah, go before the babies see you."

So I spent the next hour enjoying my bath, reading my latest book and sipping a glass of my favorite Riesling although towards the end the little ones had figured out where I was and kept taking turns coming in and watching me. They found it quite amusing that I was the one in the tub for once and they were the ones watching. I started to feel like I was a zoo exhibit. All that was left was for one of them to start throwing food at me and announcing it was feeding time for the monkeys, so I decided it was time to get out and went downstairs to watch Jingle All the Way with the girls and Ryan. Julia and Jenna suddenly decided to rub my hands and feet and give me a back scratch. Had I died and gone to heaven? No, my babies were showing me love for once instead of the other way around. I'm one lucky momma! Of course, everyone was aware that today was Daddy's birthday so I think that might have prompted the loving. But it was loving all the same and I loved every bit of it. I wrote about one of Darrell's favorite birthdays on my book blog here if you want to read it.

I hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas and I hope you get lots of loving too! Isn't that what Christmas is all about?

12 comments:

debi said...

Aren't kids the greatest gifts that God has given us! They are true angels on earth...glad to hear you took my advice on one of my blogs about taking that "bubble bath". May be a few days later, but at least you finally did it! :)

xo...deb (P.S. I left you a comment on your book blog)

Kelsey said...

You have the best kids ever! I think I'm liking Ross more (haha, no seriously why aren't there more guys like that!?)

I know this day had to be hard for you, but it sounds like you were well taken care of!

Kristin said...

That evening sounded like Heaven. I don't even get to pee by myself. You deserve it! Happy birthday Darryl.

Cathy said...

Your kids are so sweet! I'm sure that it eased the sorrow just a bit.

Celine said...

Aww how sweet!
Merry Christmas in advance! :)

Kat said...

The kids were just so sweet. It was their way of making things "better" the only way they knew how.

And I bet, as you were watching the movie with the kids - when you closed your eyes you could feel that daddy was there too.

God Bless

Brandy said...

Awww that's so sweet...doesn't that make up for all the sharpie marks in the world?!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

So sweet...I'm going to send Ross my address and see if he's willing to watch my kiddos for awhile. I could use a bath!
Seriously though, it seems as though you were well loved and taken care of yesterday...and you deserved it.

The Johnson 5 said...

I'm glad you got a little tubby and rubby time. We all need that sometimes!! Your kids are wonderfully sweet to try and make this day "better" for you!

April said...

ross is clearly a saint. as are all your kids of course ;-) hope your day was as good as it could be.

Janne said...

You are one lucky Momma...and you also have 6 very lucky kids. They learn and love by example...you get the joy of reeping what you sow. Enjoy!

Teresa =) said...

Denise -

This morning, while I was frantically getting ready for work and begrudging how overwhelmed I feel, I thought of you...Christmas for six kids! Yikes!

You are such a loving and giving person and I'm so glad your wonderful children decided to spread a little love your way!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

Teresa =)