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When Mom’s Away…

From time to time, I run off and leave Craig and the kids at home for a day or two.  When I return, the house is always spic and span, the dishes washed (!) and sometimes home improvement projects have even been completed.  Which always makes me wonder what the heck went on while I was gone.  A two and a four year old, who are both excellent at narc-ing on each other, are somehow not reliable sources for recalling weekend activities.  But, sometimes I find pictures on the camera like this:

Or this…

Or my favorite, this one:

And then I wonder how the house ends up so nice and clean with all the shenanigans going on.  But, I’ve found the answer.  This blog post from a stay at home dad in Portland puts it all out on the table, humorously explaining how “I have learned how to clean the house so that my wife thinks I have worked all day.”  Now I know.

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7 Responses to "When Mom’s Away…"

  1. That’s great! So where did you go?

  2. Portland Dad says:

    I am glad to see that more dads have learned the art of bringing order to chaos as fast as possible.

  3. Katherine says:

    I love these!

  4. Linsey says:

    sooo awesome… eric is wondering how craig got callen mid-air? and also how he got so many bubbles in the bath… I think he is plotting something. :)

  5. Fawn says:

    LOL Linsey! I think the Callen in mid-air picture took several tries. I’m sure Callen was happy to oblige. Craig recommends Irish Spring body wash for the best bath bubbles. Good luck! ;)

  6. Hahaha that is AWESOME. With the “Cloud” I can now see everything Mike and the girls are doing while I am gone – since both he and the Teen have iPhones and we are all connected…. the Teen thinks I have ESP or something LOL

  7. Fawn says:

    Ooh! Brilliant! Hubs just got his first smart phone, so now I’ll be able to see the chaos in near real time! Thanks for the tip. :)

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