As parents who work full-time during the week, it's not uncommon for the hubs and I to catch-up via text message as things pop in to our heads that we had either forgotten about or not been able to share with each other the night before due to child craziness or whatever. One day, as I was reading through our conversations I began to notice a trend of varying emotions on the daily, just like when we are experiencing the many demands of parenting in person. Here are just a small snippet of what a week of texting looks like for us:
Me: Well your daughter was doing awesome until she threw the new computer on the ground. She is such a brat, I am so over 2-year olds.
Hubs: Sometimes she can be a brat. Sorry, I'm leaving.
(Apparently I sounded like I was slightly off my rocker and he needed to rush to my rescue. Oh! My night and shining armor!)
Me: *Sends picture of toddler at gymnastics class*
Me: Damn! She's being crazy again!
Hubs: Shoot! I wonder if she's just too little.
Me: Well we can't keep her in the house until she's 10!
(You may begin to notice a trend of dramatic responses from me...oops! I can be quite the drama queen.)
Hubs: Clocks go forward an hour on Sunday. Thank you Lord baby Jesus! Maybe 5:30 in the morning (the toddler and baby's pre-programmed wake-up time) will change to 6:30 in the morning!
Me: Ohhhhh, they'll get back on their regular schedule after a few days I'm sure.
(Not to be a Debbie Downer but I can't have the hubs getting too excited when the same thing happens every time change!)
Hubs: Did I tell you that *** is going to be a dad?
Me: What! OMG no you didn't but he is going to be such an awesome dad! He will love it!
(Clearly I had already forgotten the other conversations from earlier in the week.)
Me: *Sends cute pic of the baby*
Hubs: There's my cutie!
(I mean, duh, my babies are cute!)
And then the weekend is here. Yippee! Or boo... it truly just depends on the time of day.