Is tomorrow really already Friday?
My last blog post was Sunday?
Man, I have been majorly slacking on this blog.
I just can't help it that I am having too much fun with our new life here in Texas...lol.
For real, though...
Nick left for England today for a week to pay his final respects to his mum.
The tickets were insanely expensive so I didn't get to go.
On top of the fact that we have two kids (one in school).
I totally forgot what it's like to be a "solo parent".
Since moving to Texas, Nick has been home all day, every day with the exception of two hours on Tuesday nights for lab, and two hours on Thursday mornings for PT.
He doesn't start school till Spring, so we've been living the "temporary retired life" as I like to call it.
As soon as I dropped him off at the airport this morning, it felt SO weird to know that it would just be me for the next week.
And today was straight. up. exhausting.
I really did forget how much work it is raising kids alone without any help.
Today got me thinking, "how the hell did you do this for 7 months at a time...a month at a time....3 months at a time...?!?!"
I'm baffled, and a little embarrassed to admit that this little week Nick is going to be gone seems like forever to me.
I'm being dramatic....I know it...and I just admitted it to y'all.
Just revoke my "badass military wife" card...I don't deserve it...lol
Oh, and you know, of course the day Nick leaves, both kids had doctors appointments, and our son needed FIVE shots....
I'm pretty sure he hates me.
The nurse had me hold him down while she shoved 5 needles into his pudgy little thighs.
Of course while he was screaming bloody murder, it freaked Dannika out, and she stood back in the corner screaming too while closing her eyes and ears....
Then she had to get a shot...that she was NOT gonna let happen....
Seriously...I'm convinced both my kids have PTSD from today's experience.
|This is a photo BEFORE the shots...obviously...|
|Let's just destroy the pediatrician's office while we're at it...|
|After the whole "shot ordeal", little man was pretty lethargic, so I skipped the gym, and took him on a nice relaxing 5 mile run in the jogging stroller.|
|Of course after his nap, he was back to his normal self and causing trouble.|
|His favorite spot on our cul de sac. He just sits on the curb and chills.|
Dannika had gymnastics after school today, and that in itself is exhausting for me.
I have to keep a very active 16 month old entertained for an entire hour while big sister is in class....it's exhausting.
And of course, Dannika's school had a fundraiser tonight right after gymnastics at the dreaded Chuck E. Cheese.
I survived Chuck E. Cheese.....
I hope her school does their next fundraiser at a day spa or something......and offers childcare.
I'd pay for that.
I hope everyone had an amazing week.
We're just a few short weeks from Christmas!!!