Ok, I'll answer.
And, man, you guys were rockin' the ideas in answer to his question. You all know me so well -- especially Kate, Molly, and Erica. You girls hit the nail on the head! Really, though, while all those tangible things sound so (so, so, so!) nice, his post was all I really needed. Just to know that J understands everything that is going on here even when he isn't AND that he appreciates it is enough for me. Oh, a couple hours to roam Target, kid-free, and with a Starbucks in hand would be nice too.
Truth be told, though, I'm not doing so hot at this single parenting thing so far. In fact, I'm just plain sucking it up. Monday I raised my voice much more than I care to admit. Tuesday I sent a gas station bought snack with my son to school, bribed the kids with toys while getting groceries, and we all ate cereal for dinner when they should have been in bed. Yesterday we hurried through our busy day, driving through McDonalds for dinner, stuffing our faces while watching gymnastics, and I sat on my cup of tea, rendering the seat of my jeans soaked for the "I-just-urinated-myself" look. THEN I followed that up with leaked breastmilk all over the front of my shirt. Awesome. But today is bound to be better. I mean, it can't get much worse. Oh, have I mentioned that I'm pretty sure I have strep throat and a sinus infection? Youbetcha.
Then there's this girl.
|Let's just say that her personality isn't the only "unique" thing about her...|
One more quick story from yesterday:
The phrase, "We make a good team!" is something I tend to say frequently to the kids. Like if we clean up the toys together or they helped me make dinner I'll say, "We make a good team!" And I usually follow it up with a high-five. Well, yesterday I had just finished changing Camden's very stinky diaper and just as I stood her up to her pants back on she gives me a high five and asks, "We make a good team, Mom?" I couldn't resist the sarcastic comeback, "Yes, Cam. We make a good team. You poop and I clean it up." While I follow her logic, I kind of feel like I'm getting the raw end (literally) of the deal. Go team!