Corey coming home is the highlight of our day. Especially for the girls, they both light up when he walks into a room, it makes my heart sigh each and every day. Ever since Bethany was little I made a huge deal out of "Daddy's Home" we'd run to the door, give hugs and kisses and she'd haul his lunch kit to the kitchen.
As time's worn on that tradition has remained, but now it's Audrey I haul to the door usually on the heals of Bethany who's running full tilt for her Daddy. She watches out the living room window once I know he's on his way and when he drives in the driveway she make a beeline for her room to peer out her window to see her Dad. Then once he's gone into the back door she goes and waits, anxiously for his arrival. Taking his skull cap off and giving him a hug she'll say the same thing, "How was your work a-day Dad?"
*Sigh* She's such a sweetheart.
The other day though the scenerio played out a little different and left me in stiches. It went something like this:
Bethany: "Daddy's Home! Daddy's Home!"
Me: "Well go see him then!
Beth takes off for the back door shouting
Bethany:"Daddy! Daddy! DADDY!!!!"
Bethany:"Daddy, where you are?"
Bethany:"Daddy? Argh (or how ever you spell the sound she made)
Silence follows for a few moments and then as I'm making supper I hear her wandering around muttering:
Bethany: "Daddy in the butt. Daddy, in the butt!"
Me(fighting laughter):"Bethany, what did you say?"
Bethany: *Exasperated sigh* "Daddy in the butt!"
Me: "What do you mean? What did you say?"
Bethany: "Daddy not come in yet! Daddy in the butt! He's really IN THE BUTT!"
And then it hits me
Me:" Do you mean he's a PAIN in the butt?"
Bethany: "Yay, Daddy in the butt! He not come into me yet? Where did he go?"
At this point I was unable to answer her because I was laying on the counter laughing. Corey was taking his sweet time coming in, and she had to have heard that from
He finally came in and they had their routine and then I proceeded to tell him, with tears of laughter in my eyes that I was glad he was home from "The Butt"