Super Odie!

I went back to work on Thursday of last week, but only started teaching yesterday, Monday the 30th.  Odie doesn’t go back until next week, so he’s been a full-time dad/house husband.  He gets up with me in the morning, feeds, changes, and dresses Baby V, drives her to daycare and then comes home and cleans the house.  He picks her up three hours later, holds and rocks her while she cries herself to sleep missing me (well, my boobies, to be exact), then gets a nice 50 minute rest before she wakes up again. 

Today, he did all the laundry, went grocery shopping, then picked Baby V up from daycare and brought her to see me at my school at lunch.

And get this: he brought me flowers.

When I got home from work, he poured me a glass of wine.

I am totally not making this shit up.

What the hell am I going to talk about in couples therapy Thursday?


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9 Responses to Super Odie!

  1. Odie says:

    Thanks for the props, wifey! I recognize that this transition is easiest on me, so I want to step up and make it easier on you both in any way I can. It is deeply fulfilling to show love and help my girls.
    And now, it’s time to ignore the dirty bathroom and get back to on-line gaming (which is, of course, my version of the soap opera).

  2. Odie says:

    Love ya, sis. Luckily my training is not yet perfect, so the wife will be able to enjoy that process for a while more.

  3. Lorri Vallese says:

    I have Kelly’s blog on my favourites and I do go there each day to get my dose of “beautiful”. I too have a special needs child. She is now turning 25 this weekend. Venesa was born with spina bifida and it has been along haul with her and for her. I do appreciate people being so positive about raising these children but on the bad days people don’t want to hear it. I am going to read your blog for a bit because I love some reality speaking. I have grown into a very sarcastic but fun loving mom of a special needs adult and my eyes are wide open on what life throws at you (or what you special needs child’s body can throw at you, LOL)

    • Mrs Odie 2 says:

      Lorri, thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. To me, it’s all in good fun. I’m a satirist. I am nothing but positive about raising special needs children, and I’m sure that you need to bask in some positivity here and there. Happy 25th birthday to Venesa!

  4. JoyM says:

    What a wonderful post and what a wonderful husband!

  5. ASDmomNC says:

    Damn, have him come train my husband. I called from work one night, telling him I was going to have to stay past my shift to catch up with charting and because I was waiting for the helicopter to come transport my patient to another hospital. Most people would take those things as big HUGE hints that it’d been a crappy shift and would not say what my husband said, which was, “you’re feeding {our 2 year old} when you get home, right?” Lucky for him spousal homicide is illegal. ANYHOO….I digress. Good for your baby daddy. You should keep him. 🙂 (mine really isn’t a knuckle-dragging troll, but he has his moments….)

  6. Trixiebell says:

    It’s kind of sad that we’re so blown away by what a good man Odie is. All men should be like him! He should teach a fathering class. So many of my guy friends or acquaintances make it seem like such a production to do any domestic task, including taking care of their child. I had one friend who said he was babysitting his daughter. Um, babysitting? She’s your child! Be a father! Another friend’s husband was embarrassed to be seen as doing something effeminate, like buying diapers.

    • Mrs Odie 2 says:

      I totally agree that it’s ridiculous a father refers to his being with his child as “babysitting.” And I agree that Odie is awesome, but he’s kind of bristling at the “you’ve trained him well” comments. Since you know him, Trixiebell, you can imagine! Truth is, the mofo can’t sit still. He may be a Sagittarius, but he’s got some Virgo moon shit happening.

  7. The InyoKernels says:

    What a sweetie pie, you ROCK Odie! (raises glass of lemonade in place of margarita) Here’s to wonderful, loving men who are great daddies!!

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