Friday, April 9, 2010


I had a fabulous time and I think the girls did too. There was certainly lots of laughing so I'm taking that as a good sign. But I'm pretty tired so all the juicy bits will have to wait (till I find my camera in the myriad of bags and boxes lying on the kitchen floor at present.)

But...... I want to share this:

Me: How did you go honey? Were the boys good for you?
Elliot: Great! The boys were good.
Me: You look really tired.
Elliot: Yeah I am smashed. I take my hat off to you. It's full on. You do a great job.

And that is what every one wants to hear. Appreciation. Admiration. Recognition. Love. Walking in another's shoes and realising what their situation is like.

Thank-you Elliot for taking such great care of the boys on your own. He even mopped the floor and cleaned up the bombshell I had left in my wake as I evacuated on Wednesday. I walked into a clean, tidy house with 2 happy boys and that was the most wonderful gift. He'd even thought to get some meat out to defrost for dinner! You're a champion!

It's another week of study and assignment stress here this week so hopefully I can repay him and alleviate some of his stress just as he is so good at doing for me.


(p.s. I'm having a panic attack because I can't find my camera. I remember having it last under the chair before we packed the van..... eeeeek)


  1. I'm really glad you had a great time Bev! And a good homecoming :)


  2. Yay! I'm so glad camp was a great experience. It makes all the hard work and exhaustion worth it (well, kind of worth it! lol).

    And yay for Elliot. I laughed when you mentioned the mess you left 'on evacuation' - totally know what that's like :)

    xo Tammy

  3. wonderful
    yes.. i think it takes a few days.. when you leave kids with dad for a day, they are like oh the kids were great, easy etc... when you add in cooking, cleaning, bedtime, general wrangling of children... yeah...

    good on elliot for admiting it was hard.

    I hate loosing camera's - we lost ours (we think) at a ysa activity at the gold coast one australia day years ago. We had to buy a new one to take photos of gabi when she was born lol... that was the pressure to buy another one

  4. the house was in the exact state i left it in. laundry still in a pile from when i whirlwinded it in 2 minutes before i left for camp. maybe elliot can run some classes on what to do when wives are on camp? haha