She also learned about succulents, which I had never heard of. Turns out it's not some sort of homemade lingerie, but crafting with live plants. I'm glad she got that life skill down.
While she was gone, I learned a few things as well:
- 90% of laundry is caused by pajamas and unnecessary outfit changes.
- 90% of washing dishes is caused by cups used once for a single drink of water.
- The easiest way to settle an argument between the kids about which night to eat out is to eat out every night.
- Ice cream is part of the diet when your wife's out of town.
- Our 4-year old can turn on my phone, hack it's passcode, and beat the hardest level on Angry Birds, but he can't make his own oatmeal. I'm not sure if that's a parenting success or failure.
- Your 6-year old daughter thinks it's great to be the last one picked up at soccer practice since the field has a jungle gym. Her coach doesn't think it's great.
- If you show up at the airport to pick your wife up with a pint-sized security detail, she will inevitably be the last one off the plane.