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When Mom's Away

Posted by Jen on July 1, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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I'm lucky to have a parenting partner who knows how to hold down the fort when I'm gone. While there might be a box of Lucky Charms on top of the refrigerator when I return (it happened once before) there will also be reports of actual baths taken, teeth brushing, kindness, comfort and getting to sleep all together in one big bed.

The rest of you might not be so lucky. Care to share what happens at your house when you're away? Can you rest easy when you leave or is it a veritable free for all? Go ahead, ask the kids. We'll wait.


Patience writes...

Jorge can rock it in my absence...except there are definitely no matching clothes and disheveled hair and a little more pizza than usual.

Jen Lee writes...

Basic survival and happiness are covered, but I don't get "frills" like mopped floors or a cleaned bathroom.

Jess writes...

Dan is fairly masterful at going solo. He might not let the kids get as messy as I do, but I can head out of town with full confidence that everything is in good hands, even the laundry!

Hmmm, maybe I *should* go out of town??

Anne writes...

The last time I went out of town no baths were taken, no vegetable entered the house (except for the tomato sauce on pizza), homework went undone, much TV was watched. All in all, it was a great week for everyone. My sons agreed that they missed me so much and never want me to leave again but that "Dad has much better rules" and it's more fun when he's in charge.

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