Monday, May 26, 2008

I MARRIED A VERY PATIENT MAN

Being a new, small-business owner is nice, in that you can set your own hours, you can pick and choose which jobs to go for and which to pass by, and you don't have to answer to one or more bosses. But it can be rough, too. I mean, you can set your own hours, but you don't make money if you don't work. You can pick and choose jobs, but you can't guarantee that the client is going to pick you, and you have to constantly be looking for new jobs on which to bid. You don't have to answer to a boss, but you have to answer to sometimes very picky clients.

At any rate, being an owner of a new business venture, my husband works some long hours. Then, it's home to the mini-farm to help with the yard and the gardens and the cherubs. So, I like to let him rest on holidays like today. The girls don't always have the same mindset, though. So, Big Daddy will lie on the couch, trying to catch a little shut-eye, while two toddlers crawl all over him like a jungle gym.

Today, Cakes was napping, and Bean wanted a snack. So, I gave her some Goldfish (we should buy stock in Pepperidge Farm just for their Goldfish) and sent her to torture my longsuffering hubby. She was actually relatively calm at the time, and snuggled up on his sleeping frame to munch her cheesy treat.

Later, I went to check on Big Daddy. He was lying on the couch, his arm up under his head, nodding off occasionally to the Rachael Ray Show and muttering something about chili cheese fries. I knew in an instant where Bean had been sitting as she ate her afternoon snack.

Nothing like waking up with crumbled Goldfish in your armpit (note the 18-inch biceps - he's very handy when I have to lift heavy things).

9 comments:

mrsneyman said...

hilarious. my husband would die if i put up a picture of his armpit! thanks for the visit to my blog and commenting. i'll be coming back regular to read yours. greetings from las vegas! -natasha

mrsneyman said...

p.s. i love the pioneer woman! we can all relate some and i think the need to interact with other humans is what keeps us moms going back for more time and again!

mrsneyman said...

okay so you are approving my comments and i realize i left a lot! guess that is my way of saying, "i was here!"

Karen said...

The Pioneer Woman helps keep me sane! Try the chocolate sheet cake!!!

mrsneyman said...

was it delish? i am a big cook myself but i am the worst person to get recipes from so i don't put any up. :)

Tanya said...

Gross. Gross, gross, gross.

mrsneyman said...

the cake was gross?

Karen said...

Ha! No she's referring to my husband's armpit and the Goldfish crushed therein. I could eat the entire chocolate cake in 20 minutes flat.

Mommy Cracked said...

LMAO!!! That is hysterical!! Your husband sure is a good sport! I'm so glad you dropped by my blog! I've bookmarked you.