Saturday was a day just for ME. I don’t get those too often. Come to think of it, I can’t remember the last time I had one. I am talking about a WHOLE day for myself. This was no quick run to Target without kids (although I crave those too). I am talking about leaving the house at 9:00 a.m. and not returning until pajama time. It couldn’t have come at a better time as Kevin had been gone for quite a few days for business the week prior. You can imagine that after several days with my 3 busy boys, I was READY!
I left the house early in the morning and instead of my usual list of recommendations, I grabbed my purse, kissed each boy on the head, and said a cheerful, “good luck” to my hubby as I waved good-bye and blissfully drove away.
You see- I’ve learned that my boys sometimes just need a daddy day. Please don’t confuse this with a daddy substituting for mommy day. Nope, this is a day for daddy to do as he pleases and how he pleases. Not only does it reaffirm my confidence in Kevin’s ability to care for our precious kiddos, but it also gives my little guys a chance to see that when things are done differently, that it is okay.
This is why my guys love daddy days:
Doughnuts for breakfast (need I say more?)
Big time fort building (notice that Charlie is still in his pajamas)
Collecting nuts from a neighbor’s nut tree
Music time (Daddy has talents that Mommy certainly does not)
As I spent my day getting a pedicure with my mom and shopping with a dear friend, I didn’t have to worry about organic food or sufficient sleep. I knew my kids were having the time of their lives. And that’s what daddy days are all about.