I am almost halfway through this Lose to Win thing.
For six weeks I have been pretty focused on that.
And for the last 3 weeks, I have been going to the Y in the morning and then again at night on most days.
My father has been amazing.
He comes up every morning to babysit Numbers 5, 6, and 7.
And they aren’t easy.
My husband has also been amazing.
For two reasons.
One, he’s been extremely supportive and understanding.
Because my house is a complete shithole.
It never really looks good, but right now it’s especially bad.
And he hasn’t made one comment about it.
And two, on the days that I go back to the Y at night, I usually take Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 with me.
1 and 2 play basketball in the gym, 3 and 4 go to swim practice, and I work out.
So as soon as my husband walks in the door, we walk out of it.
And he’s left at home to get through dinner, bath, and bedtime for the little ones on his own.
So before I go, I try to at least make sure that dinner is ready.
I know there are a lot of dads who never do any of the bathing or bedtime crap, so I know how lucky I am.
Last night while I was at the Y, I got a text with this picture attached.
You may have seen it on the facebook page.
Someone made this comment:
How could anyone shred a pillow up like this, to this point, without someone noticing? lol
Do you know how long that took?
Approximately 2 1/2 minutes.
While my husband was in the kitchen, spooning dinner, that was already cooked, onto plates, Number 6 did that to my pillow.
Do you know how long it takes to cover a chair with a bottle of conditioner?
Less than a minute.
Or how long does it take to completely unfold all the laundry you just spent a half hour folding?
About 20 seconds.
How about putting a load of laundry in to be washed?
That probably took a little longer.
Like 3 minutes.
The sandbox in the living room may have taken a whole 5 minutes.
And dumping a whole box of cereal onto the floor?
or chopping your sister’s hair off?
So she looks like this?
So how did my pillow get shredded to that point without anyone noticing?
Let me send this kid over to your house for an hour, and you’ll have your answer.
Sure, he looks innocent enough here.
But trust me.
Looks can be deceiving.
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