Friday, March 30, 2007

Hanging up the cape...and a good husband

My friend (I hope she doesn't mind if I call her that), Stacy at, says that Real Moms are superwomen. I couldn't agree more. She says that we can do it all. We remember shot dates, play dates, holidays and gifts, friends, who eats what, who needs a nap, due dates for bills, etc. And we do it all without too much complaining. And we do it without wearing our superwomen capes all over town declaring our superhoodness (I made that word up!).

Well, friends, I had to hang up the cape last night. I hit the proverbial brick wall. Wednesday night I stayed up until 12:30 writing one of those papers for my class this weekend, after working all day, having a dentist appt, eating dinner with my dear church friends, going to Barnes and Noble to find a text book. Oh, and did I mention bathing M? Putting her to bed?

Thursday went like this: work all day, pick M up from school, come home to a madhouse of men installing a new air conditioner (please don't ask about that...I'll CRY!), visit with my best friend from college for no more than 5 minutes, send H to the grocery store and Chick-fil-A for dinner, feed M, bath M, put M to bed, finally begin my 2nd paper around 7 PM--in a house with no AC.

On top of all that madness, I agreed to bake cookies for a bake sale. WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS I THINKING?

So, something had to go. But what? I had to write my paper. My friends were counting on my cookies.

It was time to hang up the cape.

And guess who was there to wear it in place of me? H. Yep, that's right. H, who is usually a pretty good husband, baked those cookies for me. When the computer crashed about 30 minutes after my last save on my edited papers, he was right here helping me. He searched and searched for them while I sat here sobbing. He even heard the timer for the cookies and ran downstairs to take them out of the oven before using his superhuman powers to find my papers! Today he hand delivered the cookies (with my name on them!!) for the bake sale.

Anyone know where I can find a good gift for my husband of the year? Maybe he does deserve that Wii system for Father's Day.


melody said...

Oh, behind every super mom is an absolutely adorable, dependable, amazing super dad. Thanks God!

Hope you're getting a little rest this weekend.

melody said...

I had to add to the above post:

OK, not behind EVERY super mom, but some of us are fortunate.

Stacy said...

Oh Natalie, I hope you get some rest now, sounds like you reached the breaking point. I've been there, too, and that's when we depend on the menfolk to pick up our slack. What a great hubby!

christinator said...

What a wonderful husband! And good for you for knowing when enough it enough. We moms can do it all most of the time, but sometimes even the best must rest!