So far I've managed to keep the kids alive and not burn down the house while the wife is off galavanting and cavorting in Ireland for 8 days. I am so far having more fun than I expected and it's good to reconnect to them. This may sound odd to you, but it's kinda wierd being home all day and around the kids so much. Given that I see about 3 hours of them daily during the week given I go to work. Doing things like this gives me an even greater respect for my wife even though she squashed the SPP I had (see Friday's post and comments, the party pooper), as she does one hell of a job, and a thankless one by-and-large from a societal standpoint. If you know a stay-at-home mom, give them a pat on the back (or better yet a babysitter) and let them know they are doing one of the hardest jobs there is and commend them for it. I get a break as my mother-in-law is watching the kids tomorrow and Wednesday so that I don't have to use up too much vacation time.
What a great time for Badger hockey. The women's team beat Minnesota for the national championship 3-0, and the men's team is now in the Frozen Four where they are the decided favorites not only by talent, but given that it's in Milwaukee, it's a tremendous home ice advantage for them. The defensive swagger that this team had prior to the Elliott injury is back and their 1-0 win in 3 OT against Cornell was one of the best ever. F' em Bucky!
Oh, and you know that I'm enjoying the hell out of George Mason's run in the tourney. There are the critics who don't like that the "best" teams don't get to play for the title some years. But if a team can go 27-7 in the regular season, beat #28, #12 and #2 teams in the country, they deserve to be there as much as anyone. They are not flukes. I'm rooting for them and hope they win the whole damn thing.