Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I have one of those annoying "summer colds" that's going around (I thought at first it was just allergies, but ...blech).
Anyway, while Rubi was at work today, I starting feeling extra cruddy so I crashed on the couch for about an hour or so. When I woke up, there was lunch sitting on the arm of the couch for me (literally right next to my head - it was a "whoa! there's a cheese rollup!" moment), Elizabeth and Alexander had unloaded the dishwasher, Elizabeth had unloaded the clothes dryer, and Catherine had wiped down the kitchen table with a wet cloth.
Elizabeth had made cheese rollups for everyone (a slice or three of cheese rolled up in a soft flour tortilla) and had glasses of water for everyone. The little kids had already finished their rollups as I was waking up, and were asking her for freezer pops for dessert. Elizabeth told them they could have one if they ate a package of mandarin oranges or a mozzarella cheese stick first (lots of cheese at lunch time!).
At one point while I was dozing, one of the little kids said something to me and I heard Elizabeth tell them "Shhh, let him sleep!". But it was time to get up anyway - Rubi was due to be home soon at that point, and 3 inches from my head was that cheese rollup with my name on it.
Oh yeah, and they made my bed for me!
My kids are so cool.