Daddy.s Night In

Tonight I had a meeting at church and so Chris was on dinner and bedtime duty. As I sat in my meeting, Chris texted me pictures of their night.



Apparently, everyone dog piles in Gracie’s crib at bedtime when Mom’s away…


I try not to worry when I’m gone, but then I see pictures like this and I think, “What the heck happens when I’m not there?!?!”


By the time I got home, though, everyone was in bed and sleeping soundly with no bodily injuries visible. So, while I’m not quite sure what happens on daddy’s night in, I’m going to assume it all works out.


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18 Thoughts to “Daddy.s Night In”

  1. Heather in ND

    Gracie looks so much like Ginny in the first picture!!!

  2. Jilene

    Love this and your right the kids are fine and you don’t have to know what happens with daddy in charge. Mine all truned out fine and I am sure we would have had pics like yours.

  3. One word — adorable!!! The last picture is my favorite. They are going to have so much fun growing up together 🙂

  4. Deepa

    Love this post! I worry about the same thing when my husband is alone with our son.

  5. Bec

    Sure, it all works out, he throws them in a wooden cage with a few toys 🙂

  6. name*Rhona

    Our kids are all grown now but when they were little and I needed to be gone in the evening, my husband would declare Super Snack Night. That meant they would have 3 junk foods to snack on that my husband especially chose because it was something I would never buy. It also meant lots and lots of t.v. The kids loved it and it took off some of the stress they would feel at my leaving.

  7. Rhona

    He also played a game where he would spray their mouth full of whipped cream. That would NEVER happen if I was at home! They did grow up unscathed despite the best intentions of their father:>)

  8. Holy crap, Gracie is getting so big! The last picture is awesome. I caught my husband swinging our 13month old around by his feet in the kitchen yesterday. The look of guilt at getting busted was awesome.

  9. Yup. Sometimes it’s best to not know. As long as everything ends up alright…

  10. I will be leaving my 3 little ones with my husband for 4 days this summer, for the first time, and I am totally freaking out about it becuase I don’t know what goes on when I am away. My daughters always tell me daddy let’s them have lots of fun, which means trouble to me.

  11. so cute. love the letters! 😉

  12. Louise

    This post made me laugh so hard. My boyfriend and I don’t have kids but we have 3 dogs. If I am out for an evening and he is responsible for afternoon walks and dinner I am usually left wondering what happens when I’m not here. You and Chris are an inspiration for what I hope my boyfriend and I are when we are married. I love your honest approach and willingness to share some of the not so pretty points of your relationship that everyone goes through but not everyone is willing to share. You are awesome and I love reading your blog every day!

  13. Shelley

    I love the first photo! Id say a lot of fun was had!

  14. jenny-bird

    Haha! What sweet pictures. I like Rhona’s husband’s idea of Super Snack Night. I never buy junk food either. 🙂

  15. Aw, so cute! Love the pictures 🙂

  16. SUPER cute!!! I bet they love their time with daddy 🙂

  17. Kat

    I sometimes wonder just how wrong it would be to install some webcams all over my house to spy…. 😉 kidding (kinda)

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