1. Waking up in the morning rolling over and seeing Chloe’s face buried in her baby blanket with one eye wide open staring right at me. Some people might think that’s a little creepy. I don’t. I just stare right back and wait for her to look away. Then I celebrate the victory of the staring contest.
2. Mondays are long days. I have school from 7:30am until 11:00am. I then go to work until five. A half hour later I go to my calculus class until 8:00pm. I usually get home about 8:15pm. Last night I was quite tired. I walked in the door and Chloe came walking up to me with a broken glass in her hand and one finger bleeding. I immediately knew what happened when she said, “I made dinner.” (There is usually something bleeding when she cooks) I asked her what she made. She said “remember those frozen pizzas we ate in Jackson? Yeah one of those only it’s the Albertson’s brand…$3 cheaper.” I just smiled and laughed.
3. Its Saturday afternoon and we are on our way back from a family reunion in Palmyra, UT. Chloe says, “I’m tired. I didn’t sleep well last night. I think I’m gonna take a nap. So you need to go golfing.” As nice as it is to hear your wife say “Sean please go golfing!” I do know that she is just trying to get rid of me so she can actually relax because I drive her nuts apparently when she tries to take a nap. Which leads to my #3 moment of bliss. There is nothing better than hitting a perfect golf shot. It only happens once in a round (maybe twice) but it’s those moments that all of the money and time and cuss words become worth it.
4. When Chloe tries to talk like a hick. Her bottom lip curls into her mouth and her upper lip sticks straight out as she does all she can to talk like Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel. One of these days she’ll get there.