Thursday, November 6, 2014

while daddy was away...

thatcher was traveling for work from sunday afternoon until late wednesday night, i took virtually no pictures of the kids or myself during this time, but i want to remember the good and the bad of the last few days as a solo parent. did i mention all the grandparents are currently out of town as well? oofta! i know people take care of their kids all the time with little to no support, but it's tough - especially when you aren't used to it. while daddy was away...

...azalea asked roughly every 2 hours if we could call him. she missed him so much. the afternoon he left, she screamed and cried for an hour straight. she's a daddy's girl for sure! 

...i slept with azalea in her bed every night because i really really hate sleeping alone when thatcher is gone. it had been so long since i had slept with her and the extra snuggles were heaven. that girl made sure at least one part of her was touching me at all times during the night. hehe. 

...took both kids to the polls on election day by myself. azalea first had a meltdown because i wouldn't let her fill in the bubbles, then she was mad that we had to wait for the (one) person in front of us to put their ballot in the machine and RIPPED the bottom of my ballot off in protest. they told us it should be fine to go in the machine, but NOPE it jammed it. and the one person with the key for the machine had just left on their break. we left, trusting them to fish out the ballot and add it to the manual count pile. awesome times.

...we ate super lazy thrown together meals, or went out. or had other people cook for us. ha! 

...we watched a lot of movies. frozen a couple times, the little mermaid a couple times. anytime i needed to put ashford down to sleep = movie time for azalea. lucky girl! 

...i only worked 4 hours total the first 3 days of the week. our friend turned babysitter dannie stayed with the kids and they had lots of fun! 

...i dealt with more tantrums, meltdowns, and arguments than i can count. 

...i often wished i could clone myself. the kids do not enjoy waiting for my attention...not even for 1 second :) 

...we made lots of plans with friends to fill the time. mall play area/dinner with my brother, play date and lunch with sara & lydia, shopping trip with emily while azalea was at school, ice cream date with meg, dinner at liz & joe's. i feel so lucky that my friends were more than willing to hang out with the kids and me! 

welcome home daddy, we missed you! 

6 comments:

~Dawn~ said...

I always make the girls sleep with me when Adam is away, too. I hate sleeping alone. Sounds like you used your time wisely...movies, shopping, ice-cream..sounds like a WIN to me :)

Carolyn said...

OMG. Single mom life is NOT my jam. I like having my helper there. HAHAHAHA You did a great job mama!

Lee & Laura said...

I can totally relate..my husband has been traveling all the time for work lately. It sucks..esp the mornings and trying to get out the door for work. I only have 1 kiddo and cant imagine doing it with two!

Becky said...

Sounds like a job well done!

Jamie said...

I try to stay busy when I'm alone too. Helps pass the time!

Jen [wonderfully unkempt] said...

Wow! Congrats on surviving!

I was contemplating taking the kids with to vote. But Jeremy was like, no I don't think that's smart. So we took turns while the other one sat in the car with the kids. Then I read him your status on Facebook and thanked him for convincing me not to do it. :)

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