Scott and I joke all the time how amazing it is that I haven’t given anyone food poisoning yet. I mean, barely a year ago, Scott was the primary chef and parent in the house and I was managing a 30-person team 65 hours a week.
And now, I manage to feed us somewhat-edible meals, clean, run two businesses and sometimes shower.
Last night, supper took longer than I thought it would, and so we found ourselves with this awkward not-part-of-our-routine half-hour when Scott got home from work.
And we lived a weekend’s worth of love and laughter in 30 minutes on a weeknight.
We had ourselves a little fake food party, all four of us, down on the hard dining room floor. I drank a teacup filled with an apple and a waffle and Scott had the most delicious slice of pizza, complete with olives, croissant and french fry.
We snuck in a ticklefest just as the oven timer started to ding.
I had barely finished my last bite of food when my son hopped down from his chair and held out a hand. Pointing with his right fingers at the TV, playing music, he bowed down.
He looked like a little prince.
So I gladly accepted.
Dishes sat on the table and Addie and DaDa watched us like we were crazy, but my little Z-Man and I twirled and clapped and stomped together. A slower song came on and he reached those arms up, up, up, and we rocked back and forth together in a little circle in our living room.
After Addie and DaDa joined us for a crazy little dance party, we needed to start winding it down and get ready for bed.
But first, Zack, who had left the room, came running back in to where I was, tugged on my hand, and looked up at me with those smiling dark blue eyes.
“I wuv you, Momma.”
I’m so glad the supper was late.