Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wife Rule #139: Pay Homage to the Everything Fairy

You know those stories of magical beings who come to your home in the middle of the night and do things for you? They accomplish tasks such as mending shoes, delivering presents, collecting old teeth, cleaning the toilets, etc.?

Well, there's one of those who, it turns out, comes to my home every night: the Everything Fairy.

Until tonight.

She's currently in Missouri, having flown there by commercial pixie dust just earlier this afternoon. I think this may be the first time she has gone without taking any of the kids with her. Truthfully, it's kind of funny how much I already miss her. Yes, of course I miss her soft lips and warm embrace, but all of a sudden I feel very conscious of all the things she does around here that I have blissfully taken for granted for far too long.

She wrote out a partial list of them and stuck it to our fridge before she left. The list includes "Water Plants," "Get Mail," "Afternoon Chores," "Soccer Practices," and other such things that you would expect. But it only took me about 10 minutes after arriving back home after dropping her off at the airport to realize that it's a rather shallow and incomplete list of all that must be done to replace the Everything Fairy, even for just a few days.

Here are a few more items that should be added to the list:

* Discern what things to save and what to throw away of the papers the kids bring home from school
* Have answers to any questions from any of the kids other than "Hmmmmm. We'll have to ask your mother."
* Provide food more nutritious than Little Caesar's Pizza and Cap'n Crunch for dinner
* Be able to calm the Mommy's girl when she freaks out upon seeing Big Brother's belly button in the bathtub
* Stay coherent even when it's late and actually get the kids to bed somewhat close to their bed times
* Have enough sense to push stop on the CD player after the CD has repeated for the 3rd time
* Pick up that dang little sock that's been in the middle of the carpet all evening--it ain't going anywhere on it's own (I've always wondered; now I know)
* Get me to bed on time rather than rambling pointlessly on this blog
* Make our house feel a little more like a home

So, my lovely Everything Fairy, here's to you. I appreciate you better now than I did yesterday, and I'm sure I'll appreciate you much more tomorrow than today. By the time you return, you'll likely be swimming in drippy pools of appreciation.

You hurry on back home, y'hear?


4evergreene said...

I love reading your blog. Im fairly new to the whole blogging scene and while searching through I found yours and simply love it. My husband and I were married April 25th 2009 so we are practically still newly weds. His job keeps him away from home for weeks at a time and I have found the beginning of my blog experience has been devoted to him and my love for him. He enjoys reading them as I am sure your wife does yours. Your blog helps me see just how marriage can be and just how much I love my hubby also. Thank you so much and keep it up, looking forward to your next post. -4evergreene

LuckyMatt said...

Thanks for the kind words, 4evergreene. I wish for you and your husband the very best in your lives together.

chelse said...

I used to read your blog every day and when I got married I got out of the habit.... just I will say I love reading your blog and hopefully will remember every day again! We miss you!

mckulit_raichu said...

wow... i admire you for dedicating something like this for your wife. not all married men would do this.

mckulit_raichu said...

wow... you're so sweet! i admire married men like you ^_^ keep being in love with your wife always