52:33 | Motherhood is: flying solo |
Wes has been traveling with work a lot more lately, really giving me the full run at parenting.
It leads to long days, negotiations, & hoping that she takes that nap (fingers and toes crossed!). I can’t shut off my parenting at 6:00 PM for an hour, unlike the days when he is home at his normal time.
This go-around Wes is away for a full 12 days. No weekend break, no time to myself. I’m lucky in that my parents live close by, so I do have help if I need to go to an appointment or a break when they invite us for supper or to hang out. I can’t complain–I have that support that many don’t. But it’s still hard & I commend you, single parents. How you do this day in and day out is a mystery. You are my heroes. Parenting is a tough gig, especially when you have to go at it alone.
It’s also hard to stick with your routine when your hubs is away (or so I find). But, as we know and as I have learned, routines must go on. I still need to make that effort to put a healthy, hot meal on the table night after night. I still have to make sure that time that would normally be “dad time” is enriching and fills the gap. Life goes on & our homes and kids need our attention. Speaking of which, I have a ton of laundry to fold & dishes calling my attention…le sigh ;)
We miss you, daddy! xo