Women’s Day 2011 My Life 11 AUG 2011

Tuesday was a welcome break from work with this year’s Women’s Day public holiday kicking in, but as we all know by now, public holidays don’t mean squat for Chantelle, as she still has to work while I get to enjoy some extra hours in bed. Well, at least that is how things used to be – with Jessica around and Baby Steps closed for the public holiday, it means no extra sleepy time for me, seeing as parent/baby time starts first thing in the morning, whether you like it or not! :)

However, as luck would have it, Chantelle was scheduled in for a late shift on the day, meaning that we could take a slow start and had until at least 15:00 together, time we pretty much used to entertain Monty and Cheryl who had been keen to come and visit us before we take our long weekend to Pinnacle Point this coming weekend (which will be followed by the crazy guest house adventures scheduled in for the weekend following that!).

It has been absolute ages since Chantelle’s folks have visited with us at our house (which of course triggered Chantelle’s frantically clean the house routine the night before), and to celebrate Jessie’s teeth which I’m sure will eventually pop through, come 11:00 I whipped up a batch of my famous pancakes for the visitors, which I’m happy to announce we all tucked into with much gusto (even if I had to toss the old expired golden syrup I dug up out of the cupboard)!

After a long visit with the folks, Chantelle eventually had to trigger the goodbyes as she left for work, Jessica in tow as she needed to be shown off to some of the visitors at the guest house. I grabbed the hour I now had free to read some Bleach and catch a deserved snooze (oh, so delightful I tell you), before heading off to pick up Jessica from the guest house and then proceed to entertain her for the rest of the afternoon/evening.

For a change my little dribble monster didn’t give me too much hassle in terms of the bedtime routine, and before long wifey returned and we could sit and enjoy a good ostrich steak with salad supper, complemented with coffee and Kit Kat Dark to round off what had been a pretty relaxed day in the end (well for me at the very least. Poor working wifey).

So yeah, Women’s Day 2011. Not entirely sure why we celebrate it in the first place, but hey, I got to enjoy pancakes, have a snooze and not go to work, so no complaints from this peanut gallery then! :)

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About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.