type='text/javascript'/> A Latte Talk: It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it

It's summer. We are SOOOOOO off-schedule, it's not even funny.

Actually, it IS funny. And fun.

The kids go to bed by 10pm, we all wake up sometime around 8am. Sometimes 9. And then we lay in bed, all 5 of us and laugh and talk. It's some of my favorite times.

And it's times like this that I'm thankful for a husband with a musician/realtor schedule, whatever that is. He works odd hours, and sometimes long hours, and we miss him for dinner more often, but he's around for morning cuddle time.

Maybe I should be embarrassed that I'm still in bed at 8 or 9. But it's only a season, and I'm determined to enjoy it instead of think about what I could/should be doing instead. It's been special.

Matt and I were talking this morning during said cuddle time and one of us made a comment about rich people having servants. So the inevitable question arose. It's a question that I hear at the very least 37 times each and every day. "What does _(fill in the blank)_ mean?"

"What's a servant, Mom?"

"Well, it's someone who serves you. Someone who does things for you."

"Someone who cooks, maybe, and cleans your house." Matt clarified.

"Ohhhhh. Uh-huh. (In ALL sincerity) So you (gestures to Matt and I) are our servants!"

I laughed until my stomach hurt and I had snot coming out my nose.

I realized later that I never told her why we were laughing so hard.

I never told her that I wasn't her servant.

I just laughed and snorted and finally left the room and went and made some coffee.


Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

My husband is a teacher on summer break and we love those late mornings. And no, you shouldn't be embarrassed about it. Summer is awesome!

mamajil said...

I think summer has its own schedule!
I am chuckling thinking about your children growing up and telling their friends "and when we were little we had servants...." lol
Have a wonderful summer day! Stay up late, sleep in late and enjoy the summer schedule! :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

"Only WE don't get paid for your services!"

Snort. Too funny.

Tiffany said...

Funny how we were just talking about schedules yesterday! Our summers are kind of like that too. 10:00 is about right....and well, 9:00 isn't too unheard of around here. Funny how that changes when summer is over.

Dawn S. said...

That is simply splendid! I love it!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I would LOVE to be so embarrassed.

Walker has been out of town all week and got in late last night & took today off. I put a sticky on the coffee pot that said DO NOT WAKE ME UP.

I slept till 11:30.

It was divine.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like the some of the sweetest moments I could imagine. You shouldn't feel embarrassed. You are truly a rich woman. That just sounds heavenly. I am going to miss those giggles and even the endless questions when they have grown. I am glad you are enjoying the moments to the fullest. Love you guys.
Michelle Henson