So, things have been pretty quiet around the blog this week. I wish I could say the same about our house. It has been busy. J has been in California all week and the boys and I have been on our own. We are soooooo ready for him to get home tonight. Under the best of circumstances parenting is difficult on your own. School ( that means getting up at 5:45 these days), breakfast, packing lunches, grocery shopping, dinners, homework and bedtimes. Repeat. Throw in a sick kid, a perpetually grouchy kindergartener, rebellious pets, no sleep, and pms. I also managed to lock myself out of the house in the middle of the day while drinking a pbr. I don't normally drink during the day but felt it was well deserved. I hope none of my neighbors saw me climbing through the front window with an open beer can. Sheesh. It has been interesting to say the least.
I have always appreciated J and all of the many roles he plays in our house. I know there are moments when I take all of those things for granted, but weeks like this put it all back into perspective. I really missed having him here to laugh about all the challenges and absurdity of these last few days. I am definitely a better parent and person when he is around.
We have a fun weekend planned. A small catering gig, an Oktoberfest party and general hang out time. We'll be back to share our best days on Monday!