Well, another day without Jeremy. Kids asleep, dishes washed and Ruby has pooped. My day is done!
Without Jeremy, the house runs more efficiently. Fewer clothes to wash (-25%), fewer dishes to wash (at least 50% since I just had a sandwich for dinner), bath time promtly at 7 pm (with Vince initiating – Mom! It’s time to get into the tub!) and lights out at 7:45 pm and everyone asleep by 8 pm.
Jeremy brings the disorder and complexity into our family – a bit of whimsy fun sprinkled into the day. A song here, a tickle there, a long story over dinner, more laughing and messes. It’s true, there is more to clean up later, but I like it this way, without Jeremy my life would be so boring, I would just take the most convienent route. But with Jeremy, I’ve taken 3 days to make a banana cream pie, I fold shirts like they do at the GAP and not just in forths like I used to and I bought a house with him that was completely unpractical but perfectly beautiful. I think people who don’t know Jeremy that well might think of him as a serious guy – but really, he’s a softie with a warm heart and a goofball who likes to tell funny stories.