So last night I was a bit lazy. To my credit, I had worked a full day (8:30am – 5:30pm) plus had to deal with the kids who had a 1/2 day (JJ & Mari had 1/2 days, Kaity came home around 4:30). So it was a lot for me and I couldn’t get any dinner on the table. And after a full days work and kids running around all day, I really didn’t feel like doing much of anything – just lay down and savor the moment that tomorrow (today) I was a “free” woman from work! And after getting a pizza pie for dinner, that’s exactly what I did.
Now, I KNEW that my husband ALSO had a full day of work… but while I’m home working in the A/C all day, he was out sweating in the hot sun from 5:30am until around 7:30pm. I KNEW that he wouldn’t be too happy about pizza for dinner, but I could counteract that by at least cleaning up a bit. If he came home to a beautifully tidy home, I could give him cereal for dinner and he’d be happy (uh, maybe cereal is a bit of a stretch, but you get what I’m trying to say)!! He just wants to come home from a long day to a clean home… and that’s not what happened.
So when I heard the car door slam shut, announcing my husband’s arrival, I braced myself for the consequences of my decision. Thank God for my husband, he didn’t argue with me like I probably would’ve done with him. To a point, he understands that I’m 38 weeks pregnant and the fact that I had a long day… to a point. But I felt the tension and the silence that lay heavy in the house that night.
I honestly could have gathered up the kids and had them help me clean up the house a bit, but in my laziness I just didn’t do it. So today I woke up feeling a bit guilty… but I know that God’s grace is for me today. As I wrote yesterday, today is the beginning of my new life as stay at home mom / wife. I will not let laziness overtake me today!! My day is planned with a set of goals to accomplish (including cleaning & cooking!) and I will not let my laziness take over!
Thank God for His grace and knowing that each morning is a new day to start over in it!