Sometimes the days are so long and so hard. It's so rare that I get any sort of break. That is why those mandatory afternoon "quiet times" are absolutely golden.
This week has been especially long since Kevin has had multiple evening engagements. Yesterday I finally turned to the kids and said, "Is the reason you are so whiny because your dad has not been home?" Then they started bawling louder. If kids were at all logical, they would be extra kind when their dad is not home to help out their poor mom. But, alas, kids are not logical.
At the end of the day yesterday, when the kids were finally in bed, I decided to absolve myself of the guilt of dirty dishes and crumbs on the floor and that big, thick book I still need to finish for book club. I decided to watch Cake Boss on Netflix.
Let me just say: I love Cake Boss!!
Here is this larger-than-life, boisterous Italian family in New Jersey, operating this 100-year-old bakery and producing these incredible cakes that can only be described as masterful works of art. Last night I watched them make a Leaning Tower of Pisa cake. Amazing!
I love watching them yell at each other and love on each other and make these beautiful creations. It's 23 minutes of comic diversion for this tired mom's soul. I need that now and then.