I have heard Dr. Laura say many times that a real man will swim through shark infested waters to get you a glass of lemonade.
I have such a man and this was the day.
After the headphones were broken for the Spanish computer program my kids use, and water was spilt all over our math books by an unobservant six year-old, I discovered there was a major water leak in the house. Yes, underneath a mountain of laundry I needed to do, the ground was soaking wet. I eliminated the washing machine and toilet and then headed out to the garage to discover that our lovely water heater had gone kaput. I was already stressed out. I still had to make my bed, eat breakfast, finish schoolwork with the kids, do the dishes, clean my disgusting bathroom before the plumber arrived and get over to Wal-mart in the hopes of finding magnifying glasses for the science class I had to teach in less than two hours. Oh yeah, all kids needed to be fed by then as well.
Needless to say, with the discovery of the water heater I seriously contemplated going upstairs and pulling the covers over my head and going to bed for the rest of the day.
I called Rinar instead. He came home 10 minutes later. Then after he listened to me bemoan my situation and talking me down from the ledge, he volunteered to take the twins to the store to find the magnifying glasses. I was able to regroup, put Eli down for a much needed nap, clean the dishes and the bathroom and recollect myself. Rinar brought the kids back fed and at a perfect time. We then jumped into the car and headed to co-op.
Everything else went well and I got everything done. The class was great and it worked out perfectly. We are learning chemistry and today it was about atoms and making observations. After that I was able to get my tags renewed at the DMV and get back before the kids finished their other classes.
The plumber came and he was absolutely fabulous!! All is fixed...all is well.
While Rinar stayed with the plumber, I took the kids to soccer practice and I even got in a 35 minute run. Eli was home asleep the whole time.
So what started out as a rotten, lemon-filled day, ended up being a really great one, washed down with an ice-cold lemonade.
I love my husband!