Thursday, September 18, 2008

An Unexpected Surprise.

Imagine my surprise when Aiden and I woke up this morning to find Todd walking into the bedroom in a tshirt and shorts. "What are you doing here?" I cried? I thought maybe he was too sick to go to work or something. Turns out there was a little fire at the middle school so the whole school district had the day off. It worked out nice for us b/c we had a crazy day planned and this helped us a bit. Since there was no bus service and the parochial schools were in session still, Todd got to ride bikes with Noah and Drew to school, which they loved. Todd then rode home, got the van and went back to school to drive Drew's class on a field trip. I was going to do it, but since Todd never gets that opportunity, Drew wanted him to drive. So I got to go to Aiden's music class and not rush around quite so much. We ended up going out to lunch with Grandma and Grandpa Klauser at Krieger's which was a nice surprise too. Aiden then went home with Grandma for naps, Todd came home and took a nap on the couch and I finished my book. A nice relaxing day.

Todd being a teacher has a lot of perks, the biggest one being home more in the summer with the boys and having time off at Christmas. One downfall though is not being able to volunteer to do things in the classroom during the day or go to Parent/Teacher Conferences since his are the same time. (the teachers are usually good about scheduling a special time so he can come too). And it's VERY rare for Todd to be off and not the boys so for him to ride bikes with them to school and drive on a field trip was special to him as I'm sure it was to the boys. He just took off on his bike to pick them up at school so I'm going to wait on the porch for my boys.

5 comments:

Aunt Cindy said...

Glad to hear the day worked out so well for Todd. Lots of dads suffer that same fate, though I don't suspect it bothers as many dads as it does Todd. We have a video of Eric in PreSchool talking about his Halloween costume, and he looks up and blurts out "hey, my dad made it after all"(followed by a cute giggle and racing to him) Funny how kids expect moms to be there.

Sandra Carvalho said...

Good for you guys!!!
My hubby is a cop so he doesn't get to be at home with us just as much as
I'd like to.
xoxo

Kathryn said...

Aww. That is so nice! The boys must have been so excited!!!

Weber said...

That was a nice suprise! I'm glad everone got to enjoy their special bu unexpected day! It's great that it all worked out that way.

Aunt Andrea said...

I had fun calling Todd and telling him we were off! Todd is an excellent teacher and I am always hearing great things about him!