I turned to Brandon the other morning while we were in the kitchen and told him I thought we were starting to run like a really well oiled machine when it comes to doing things around the house. He looked confused, but I said “think about it! You are doing breakfast, I am doing dinner in the crock pot, you helped Brayden with his juice box while I washed the potatoes- we are just doing it, and so far today, we are doing it well.”
He smiled and said “You are right.”
Since K and I have been sick, Brandon has really stepped up to the plate- even more than he already does- to help me do things. He knows I hate going to bed with a dirty kitchen and toys all over the place. He knows that I need to be drinking more water so he filled my big cup with ice and water and set it next to where I feed Kenley. He’s been spending extra time in the evenings with Brayden so that I can love on my sick girl a little more.
And when the kids go to bed, he asks me if I want a cup of tea.
He’s a keeper, I tell you.
He has had a million things going on this week, but his sick girls were clearly at the top of his list. I love him for that. For helping me continue to run this household even when I know I can’t do it all. After some extra rest on Wednesday and a quick working antibiotic, I am feeling much better. More like myself. Ready to get back into our routine. Ready to continue oiling this machine of our marriage and life, because we are doing it well.