SHE Did What!? - Guest post by Super Daddy
The first ever SHE!!
In my house the stereotypical male - female roles are reversed.
I’m the one that does the cleaning and cooking. Sure my wife will step in from time to time, on a Saturday or Sunday and make breakfast for the kids.
I am the stay at home parent. The kids and I are accustomed to a certain routine, and if it is altered very much, all hell could potentially break loose. Breakfast at 8am, snack at 10am, lunch at 12pm naptime 1 - 2:30 pm, snack 2:45pm dinner at 5pm, story time at 7pm, kids in bed and asleep by 8pm. Okay so the kids asleep by 8pm hardly ever works out, but it is a goal.
We’ve been having a lot of severe weather here in the U.S. lately. One particular severe storm that was threatening an outbreak of tornadoes was set to hit town at 3am. So, I decided to stay up and keep an eye on the weather. I’m paranoid about such things ever since my home was destroyed by a tornado twenty years ago.
Anyway, I stayed awake until the storm had passed. My wife let me sleep in that morning, being it was Saturday and she didn’t have to rush off to work.
I awoke to the sound of screaming kids and my wife yelling, “It’s breakfast time”.
I checked the time, 9am; I staggered out of bed made my way to the dinning room to find the kids eating hotdogs for breakfast. Please keep in mind there was a number of breakfast items in the kitchen my wife could have made; oatmeal, cereal, eggs, pancakes, sausage, bananas. Okay you get the idea. Hotdogs, she chose hotdogs.
I poured myself a cup of coffee and returned to the dinning room, biting my lip, because what was done was done. My wife turns to me and says, “Kids are eating breakfast. I gave them hotdogs so they’d have some protein.”
Yeah, protein. Nothing a sausage link, strawberries and eggs could have given them.
8 points for trying and for the conviction in her voice about the protein.
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Kevin is a stay at home dad and the author of Super Daddy, a bloghe where he writes about parenting, being a stay at home dad, politics, dandelions, Sid the Science Kid and nothing in particular.
He is the first ever contributor to submit a She Did What!? Wednesday (hurrah!) and says funny words like oatmeal instead of porridge and cookout when he obviously means BBQ.
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