Friday, April 11, 2008

Em's Day off

We decided last night that Friday (today) would be Emily's vacation. She could sleep late and relax. That also means that I take over her blog, but she doesn't know that yet.

She makes fun of some of my work habits, but I know she is much the same.
For example: delegation

I struggle delegating tasks to others because I know they will screw it up and I can do it better and faster.

This morning I have Kayla up and dressed an hour before the bus arrives. Emily still gets up and makes sure we are getting ready. I think she was surprised, and reminds me when the bus comes.

Then 20 minutes later she comes out to remind me to get Kayla a jacket. Why doesn't she sleep late?

I emphatically tell her to go back to bed. I've got it covered.

End of story...Both girls were fed. Kayla got on the bus with her backpack. Too bad Em didn't sleep late.

And I forgot to give Kayla a jacket.


Jenny James said...

What a good hubby! We wives micromanage... there's so many details to running a family that we don't think it's possible for a man to remember everything.
Em- take advantage of your day!!

Darlene said...

Jenny said it well. It is hard to let go and trust dad to take care of things but it gets easier with practice.

Jim will say I still micromanage and don't let go so do as I say, not as I do. :-)

Hope you all have had fun this week.

Aunt Kathryn said...

Ha Andy, I love that story. A few more tries and you will get it 100% right. You're sweet to let Em have the day off. What are you cooking for supper?

Emily and Andy said...

He actually did cook dinner. But I did not have the day off. I had to take Caroline out of the house so he could have some time at home by himself. I had her at the mall for 5 hours. That is far from having the day off!