- The Fam
…is exhausting!!! I have always admired the will power of great single parents but seriously, now I wonder, how do they physically do it?
As some of you may or may not know, Husband left at the beginning of this week for a summer associateship and the girls and I are staying behind to goof off for the summer.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to process the loss. We returned home Monday afternoon from a week long wedding extraveganza in California where I was the Maitren of Honor AND the photographer, and then three hours later Husband is packed and gone.
Yea…about that…I blubbered like a child. And I really mean blubbered (the ugly, really sad looking, type of crying). Raine was so sweet and took care of ME for the rest of the night. She even wrote me a sweet little note that said ‘Mom, I’m so sorry about Dad. I just wanted to tell you that I’m glad you are my Mom.’ So glad she is mine.
I would also like to note that within 30 minutes of Husband leaving, a massive disgusting spider was spotted on our ceiling. Not cool.
So aside from the obvious loneliness and being thrust into the role of spider exterminator, here are a few things that are different around here with out our man:
1) There is no one to feed me.
2) No alone time. This may sound strange, but now that there is no one to share responsibilities with, my only alone time is after the girls are in bed…and then I’m so exhausted I just want to crawl from their room to mine and surrender to sleep. I really want write, but my mind is mush by the end of each day. (I’m going to stop you right now from suggesting that I wake up earlier. NOT. HAPPENING. Although, I am sure I will be more receptive to the suggestion next week.)
3) I wear more clothing to bed. Probably not for the reasons you think…but because I’m so much colder sleeping alone without someone to snuggle up to.
4) We are car-less for the summer. This one is okay. I will be much stronger after carting the girls around by bike and it is very do-able in such a bike friendly city.
5) The girls gained super powers. No really. Lime was found on the top bunk this afternoon yelling “MOM!!! I’m a big girl!!! I climbed!!!” In order to have scaled the rigged latter, I imagine that she had to do a full body spin round the rung (to build up momentum), a arm push up, hung upside down and then pull her whole body weight up by her legs. Also, Raine now has taken over her Dad’s place as super wit…but she does it under her breathe…and now I feel like the child.
Thank goodness Husband is visiting this weekend. Also, cross your fingers for me that I get to write tomorrow!
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