by Dathan Ritzenhein | Nov 21, 2009 |
So since I love my wife and wanted to give her a special present, I got her a trip to NYC with her Mom and gave her a stack of cash to go on a three day shopping spree. I figured she works hard and supports me so much that she needed a little vacation away. I also thought that it would be good for me and my two year old daughter Addy to get some good Addy-Daddy time. Believe it or not this is the first time I have ever had her by myself overnight, let alone four days.
I walk away from this experience with a new appreciation for my wife and all that she does. I don’t even know why I am writing this blog because I am so tired. I think the hardest thing was that I still had to train, lift, Dr. appointments and all that. I would not have been able to train at all if it weren’t for my good friends Kendall (Kara Goucher’s sister and Kalin’s best friend) and our massage therapist Al who watched her while a trained. I thought it was really clever of me to get this whole trip booked and not tell Kalin until last minute, but I think I should have ran it by her because she could have let me know what I was in for. In the future if I do something like this I need to just fly my Mom out here as well because I feel like I have been run over. It is really a very difficult job that stay at home parents have. I think trying to constantly keep the kids happy, fed, safe and entertained doesn’t leave much time for anything else. At the end of the day it looks like a bomb went off in the house; I have a lot of cleaning up to do before Kalin gets back. I have to admit though that it gave me a lot of parenting confidence to do this, but I can’t wait until she gets home and I go back to “the office”.
I need sleep, one more day, Kalin come home please! Until next time…