Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Well, my husband's back to his day job after nine months of (paid, thank God!) sabbatical. Yesterday the students returned to the campus that J-Jo beleives she's the queen of and spring semester is officially underway. In addition to being a husband, father, phenom of literary fiction and graphic novelist, he's Professor J again.

Since May 2006, we've been tag teaming it day to day with our brood, living through spilled Cheerios, stomach viruses and thankfully nothing worse. Sure, we've had our moments when we've wanted to strangle the other person for even suggesting the idea of going to take a nap, but for the most part, it's been blissful. I'm going to miss packing the kids up in the Odyssey I once thought he and I were both way too cool for to take our spontaneous adventures, but all good things (and challenging things, too) must eventually come to an end.

I hate to see him go. We have a couple of responsible and really wonderful babysitters, but at the end of the day, there's nothing like daddy. Thanks, honey, for providing for us while being here with us at the same time these past few months instead of going to your office to hide. Especially those times when there were two stinky diapers to change, dirty dishes in the sink and a five year old who insists on singing "Hey Ya", non-stop at the top of her lungs. We love you.


Anonymous said...

What a sweet tribute!


African girl, American world said...

awww!! Gotta love our husbands/our babies daddies for doing the damn thing!
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African girl, American world said...

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Raquita said...

that picture of the reading lion makes me think of myhusband every time i see it, we are lucky to have such men in our lives, although we all know they got the better end of the stick! :)

besides "hey ya" is a great song!

Aly Cat 121 said...

yeah it is nice at times to have the hubby home. Except he has to work so it's not exactly the same, besides the fact that he totally throws off the schedule and my girls are up til midnight with no naps and no plans on going to bed without a battle. LOL