It is difficult to accept anything that follows that statement graciously.
But when Shannon came home the other night and made the aforementioned statement, I took a deep breath and waited. I was looking at a pile of cupcakes that needed to be transformed into Mike Wazowski and felt more tired than I even appeared after many sleepless nights.
"Why don't you take a shower and go snuggle up in bed early with your little guy and I'll finish the cupcakes."
Birthday cakes are my thing and I hated letting go of controlling just how imperfect they could be. I was more than a bit worried when upon finishing a shower I heard Shannon and all the kiddos laughing hysterically. A bit scary for a control-freak but they did an awesome job and had fun doing it while I rested.
I love you Shannon!