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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dear Daddy: When Mama's Away...

Only Parent Chronicles
Huge thanks to my Blissdom sponsor LeadCheck for sending me to the conference this week.
And thanks to Fresh Produce for sending me an outfit to wear, too: they have an all-new spring look for 2011 with refreshed styles, prints, textures, and looks.



Blogger Crisc said...

I hope you have a good time and come home to a decent house =)

Would be awesome if he did the potty training

January 25, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger myevil3yearold said...

Have a good time!

January 25, 2011 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Can he potty train JDaniel too? Have a great time!

January 25, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love these post its. Have a great time at the conference.

January 25, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

Okay, wouldn't you just be beside yourself if he actually accomplished the potty training? A new respect, right?

It's hard to know they won't do it "My way" when we are gone. It would be easier if our dhs did it "my way", but they tend to make it much more difficult on themselves. Most important, they'll all survive you being gone.

Enjoy yourself.

January 25, 2011 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Wow. Can you imagine if the potty training were done?

My husband is gone a lot in the spring, but I LOVE it when he give me little parenting tips like he did over the weekend.
"If you just shut all the doors they will just play downstairs while you watch TV."

Why didn't I think of that?

January 25, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger MrsJenB said...

Love the potty training tidbit. Hey, it's worth a shot!

Have a fabulous time!

January 25, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I lol-ed at the one about sending the kids to his moms. My DH would TOTALLY do that, 100%, if I left the kids home with him for a weekend or whatever. I'd come home and say "how was your weekend?" and he'd be like "great, the kids had a ball at my mom's."

January 25, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Corinne said...

LOL! Have fun on your break

January 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I am sure things will be fine.

Have fun!

January 25, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Vodka Logic said...

Been there done that... still do and my kids are almost grown. :)

Have fun.

January 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

I love how husbands always recruit whatever available relative help they can!

January 25, 2011 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I'm sure everyone will come out alive, but it would be much better if our men did things our way while we're gone. It would be awesome if the youngest came out potty trained by the time you return, too!

I hope you have a great time!

January 25, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger KLZ said...

David dropped Alex in the bathroom with me this morning because he needed to get dressed. Uh...how do you think I get dressed in the morning?

January 25, 2011 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Isn't it funny how know matter how much we will ourselves not to worry, we will?? And when the husbands go away, you KNOW they don't worry about us getting it all done??

Try not to worry...and enjoy yourself!

January 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

LMBO. I am always pretending that I don't smell a diaper to make my husband change it.

January 25, 2011 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

Great list. I'm trying to remember the last time I left town and my husband DID NOT immediately go to his parents house for the weekend with the kids!

January 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Wouldn't it be awesome/hilarious if he took that as a challenge and your youngest was potty trained when you got back? Ah, to dream...

January 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Go Mommy said...

Ah, daddy with the kids, I don't think they ever realize how easy some dad's have it! Have fun while your away!!!

January 25, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

Have fun Shell and enjoy the time away. I get to go to a work convention at the end of April and I can't wait to have some Jayme time. I am the one that gets the kids ready in the morning and has to worry about getting the two kids plus myself out the door in a timely manner. By the time we are leaving in the morning the hubs has already been gone for a while. Also my mom has promised to help, but only the bare minimum. We are going to show him what it is really like!

January 25, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Hahahahaha!!! My hubby is the same...I have to leave him notes and reminders. I, however, NEVER get to leave. He complains when I have my hair appointment (I only go every 3-4 months!!). I would love to have a weekend...a little reality-check for daddy. I don't think you can truly appreciate ALL that we do, until you wear are shoes (and I think it should be heels)!!!

January 25, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Emmy said...

You are right, they don't worry if we are getting stuff done so we should not worry either. I think of your whole family your husband will be the most happy when you are back :)

January 25, 2011 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ohhhh ... coming home to a potty trained tot- now that's Utopia!

January 25, 2011 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Have a great trip! If you can get Daddy to potty train while your gone, I will hire him!

January 25, 2011 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Ha ha! Hope he heeds all your advice and that you relax and have a wonderful trip!

January 25, 2011 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

You are going to have the best time! DH will do fine!!!

January 25, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Fields said...

I need to print the first post it and give it to my husband!

January 25, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger SoMo Mom said...

And here's another:
"No, it's not ok for the 6 year old to wear a bathing suit to Target in the winter. Yes, I know she dressed herself but who's the parent??"

Have fun at the conference! I'm from NC too btw!
Steph @ www.southernmomentum.com

January 25, 2011 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Is it okay to tell you that my hubs actually DID start the potty-training process while I was gone back in April of last year? HA!

And my husband ALWAYS calls his mother to come help when I leave. Guess who arrives in about an hour? geez...

January 25, 2011 at 11:44 AM  
Anonymous AdrienneMay said...

I love the "can't just tell them to get ready" post it. We have that problem all the time, have to check and re-check in with the kids. They think we are nagging...then we find that they stopped getting ready so they could play with the dog or look at a book they found on the floor or...

January 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

hee hee. Perfect. I hope they survive! And I'm jealous, but have a blast at Blissdom!!

January 25, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Goodnight moon said...

That is awesome! Loved all of them! Seriously, they act like taking care of the kids, their homework, the house, cooking, ect...isn't that hard, until THEY have to do it all on their own.

Enjoy your break! You totally deserve it!!!!

January 25, 2011 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I hope you are having a great time in Blissdom!! I hope your little man is potty trained when you get back, too. :)

January 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

He will never admit to what he can't get done while you are gone...lol! All those are so true!

Have fun!

January 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

He will never admit to what he can't get done while you are gone...lol! All those are so true!

Have fun!

January 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

He will never admit to what he can't get done while you are gone...lol! All those are so true!

Have fun!

January 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

He will never admit to what he can't get done while you are gone...lol! All those are so true!

Have fun!

January 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

HA! I need to email this to my husband. Can't wzit to see you!

January 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Frugal Vicki said...

Remember, if your house looks good when you get home he probably had a house cleaner or his mom come over right before you got back!

I hope you have a great time!

January 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Macey said...

Sending them to his mom's should be OFF LIMITS!

January 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

If I ever let P take care of B while I was gone...bad things would happen. Once, I was gone for one night and half a day. It was a nightmare when I got home. Men.

Have a great time, and stay safe!

January 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Going to Blissdom, a new outfit AND a husband who is brave enough to try to handle your job for a few days... you are a lucky girl!

Have a great time!

January 25, 2011 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Have fun on your little getaway!!

January 25, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Good luck with that last one. :)

And I don't blame you at all. You manage, he can manage. Have fun!

January 25, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Are you going to be checking in all the time to find out if the boys went to grandma's? :)

January 25, 2011 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Haha, you are funny. Have fun! Cant wait to hear all about it!

January 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Tina L. Hook said...

Sending some good luck wishes to daddy. He's gonna be a busy man.

January 25, 2011 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger mdforkids said...

Ha! Love this and it's good for the husbands to be immersed in it all now and then. Good for everyone and especially good for Mom!

Have a wonderful time :)

January 25, 2011 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

We do worry though when we leave them! lol have a great time!!

January 25, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have fun at Blissdom!!

I am sure he will survive - at his moms ;-)

January 25, 2011 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

When I went to Napa - for one night - hubs had his mother come immediately after I left in the morning and she stayed past dinner.


January 25, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Anonymous julie said...


Have so much fun at Blissdom.



(and don't worry. I'm sure your boys will be fine. and if when they miss and appreciate you even more? all the better!)

January 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

Have fun! Don't miss me too much! Haha

January 25, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he doesn't call his mother. I'd really be happy if he stood up to the challenge on his own. :)

January 25, 2011 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Small Burst said...

I love these. LOL!! Good luck with the potty training while you're gone. But wouldn't that be a lovely surprise!

January 25, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bwhahahaha...I hear ya!

You'd not know what to think if you came back and hubby had the little one potty trained and was running the house like Mr. Mom.....yeah, I'm totally kidding...we know as women that would neva happen!

Have a blast chick!

January 25, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger natalee said...

Enjoy Your Break... If he potty trains the youngest while your away ..I'll die laughing... hugs!!!!!!

January 25, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Cyndy Bush said...

Now that he has all that info, you can relax and have a great time!

January 25, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Cyndy Bush said...

Now that he has all that info, you can relax and have a great time!

January 25, 2011 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Those were great! Dads can be so oblivious.

January 25, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger shortmama said...

Id love to leave my hubs for a few days alone with the kids and see how he manages...it would be hilarious!

I already know that after a few hours he tells me he would rather be in charge of adults at work then trying to manage the girls lol

January 25, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Haha! I love the PS potty training post it! Wouldn't that be awesome if you came back, and it was complete? A girl can dream, right?

January 26, 2011 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Yes, get that potty training done...you should have offered some extra incentive! Haha...that would get the job done, no?

Enjoy your time...I may have to get to one of these conferences at some point!!!

January 26, 2011 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Mrs Montoya said...

Good Luck with the baths! I will check in frequently to see just how many baths they actually got :)

Have a great trip!

January 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

Hahaha! I love this. SO true how they don't worry about how we get everyone out the door. Haha.

January 26, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

If he was to potty train the youngest while you are gone...I think he would get some kind of dad award that proclaims him the best dad ever. Thankfully there is not much chance of him doing that, so you don't have to worry about him getting a big head.

Hope you are having a blast!! (and only slightly-hugely jealous!)

January 26, 2011 at 9:19 PM  

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