Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Together time

A came home a few days ago start his two week stretch of vacation. We both predict that he'll be driving me nuts by the end of the weekend. At least I can say that my husband knows me, knows my heart, and loves me in spite of my flaws. He's taken the brunt of daycare drop offs, lunch packing, science fair projecting, and vacation planning off of me.

It is so nice for him to be home and in the midst of all of our craziness. It really gives him a perspective of why it is such a pain for me to find time for him to FaceTime with the kids amidst the homework/ dinner prep/ bedtime rush. And why "just figure it out" is my answer for everything complex. It's what I have to do. 

I do admit that I can be a pain to A, yet he takes it all in stride. He may come home from a trip and find me exhausted from work and laid out on the couch watching tv with no dinner plan at 7pm, expecting him to fix it all. But then again he may come home to a clean house and a hot dinner. He can send me a text message question about whether I did something and the response back varies from "thanks for the reminder" to " I have a  f@&$ing Masters degree, I can run this house just fine. Quit trying to micromanage everything". 

Here's to a smooth vacation.

Sunday, October 6, 2013


These last few weeks have just been so busy. In a "just keep forward momentum and we'll get through" kind of way. A came home from a trip on a Wednesday in time to pick up a feverish toddler from preschool and ended up spending the next three days( an extended week for me) as primary caretaker as I continued to chip away at work. A got nothing done during his time off and  neither one of us got much sleep at night with Babyzilla fighting his cold. A went back to work and our family navigated through a week full of evening commitments- scouts, La Leche League, adoption parenting class and then the triple header Friday night where Kidzilla left for a Scout camping trip, A attended a function at church and I attended a work related event. I was exhausted just trying to organize it. 

Saturday was relaxed but not as we tried to catch up the week's errands. We still made it to the zoo for a bit though. Our big break is soon to come though! Once A finishes the trip he's on he will start his vacation and next week I've got mine. We always plan too many projects into our time off and wind up stretched; I'm trying to avoid that this time.

Today the boys and I went to the pool as relief from the hot, muggy weather. Although the boys didn't mind, the water was freezing. I think it was our last pool trip for the year. We might try the beach this weekend, but I don't have high hopes. I'm ready for fall and the winding down of our year.