Mr. Mom Calls Texas

Okay, this is pretty sad. I have been playing Mr. Mom while my wife, Rose, is away visiting family in Texas. We have a family tradition of eating subs on Sunday afternoons. The local Subway is just a half mile down the road. Rose has all our favorite orders memorized. She calls the Subway store after church, places the order, and we pick up the subs for lunch.

Well, Rose is away, and yesterday I was trying to get the boys’ orders just right, and it was all just so confusing, when suddenly I had this brilliant idea. That’s right. I called Rose in Texas, gave her the number of the Subway down the street and had her call in the order for us. Fifteen minutes later we were all sitting around the table enjoying our favorite subs. “See boys?” I said. “Just like Mom.” “Dad,” they replied, “that was Mom!”

I know. I am a pathetic Mr. Mom. But Mrs. Mom comes home tomorrow. Good things come to those who wait.

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  1. eclexia says:

    Too funny. I had a business card once that listed several of the “jobs” I do as a mom, but in business terms. It always makes me laugh when people ask, “Do you work?”

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Let me answer that question for all the moms in the world: “Yes, you do work!” (As if you moms didn’t know that already!)

  3. Jeff says:

    Ray, you’re pathetic. By the way would you like to join me in “How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich 101 class” My wife will be teaching this class very soon! LOL

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    Jeff – Thanks, but I make the boys make their own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

  5. brad wright says:

    That’s really funny. I don’t know what’s worse, that you had your wife call from Texas or that you tried to pass it off to your sons as your own action!

  6. Rose Fowler says:

    I had just gotten back from church that morning. I didn’t take my cell phone, and I noticed that there were six missed calls from Ray. What was the emergency?!? I knew one of our sons had a high fever the night before. And with worry, I called Ray.

    The first thing he says, “Can you write this number down?” So I did and then I asked why, and he said, “It’s Subway. Can you order our subs for us? I just don’t know how to do it.” So all the way from Los Fresnos, Texas, just a few miles from Mexico, I ordered their subs to be picked up just a few minutes away from Ray and the boys.

    My parents were waiting for me to start our lunch, and I told them what happened. My dad laughed and my mom very solemnly said in Spanish, “No hay nadie como la mamá.” (“There is no one like Mom.”)

  7. Bethany says:

    Welcome home, Rose! Sounds like you were most definitely missed and needed. 🙂

  8. Barrie says:

    Rose, I agree with your mom. Good to have you back at home. Hope your trip was a great one.

  9. eclexia says:

    I’ve written that affirmation of mothering in Spanish on a piece of paper with other encouraging words that hangs beside my office desk. I love it.

  10. Margaret says:

    Enjoyed your comment, Rose! And especially liked your Mom’s comment!! Welcome home. I’m sure your whole family were VERY glad to have Mom home again!

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