Monday, May 16, 2011

This week is going to be tough!

I am mentally preparing myself to be a single parent for the rest of the week.  Mark is going to be in Quebec for his grade 8 field trip and I am not really looking forward to being mom and dad to the kids this week.  We've logistically started the week off ok, I've got a plan for what we are going to eat for diner's, the house was cleaned from top to bottom on the weekend, so all I need to do is maintain it and cloth diapers are getting washed tonight, which means no diaper shortage.  But all the same I'm still really anxious.  I have absolutely no idea how single parents actually do this.  I get exhausted by friday nights (when Mark works at Longo's after working at school all day).  I will basically have 4 friday's in a row...  dear heavens...

Everyone should know that there is no way on this green earth that I would have had this many children if it wasn't for Mark.  He is such a supportive husband.  He has no problem taking the 3 kids most evenings after diner and putting them to bed while I go to the gym.  This weekend, the amazing man that he is, he let me sleep in both days (yes 8:30 and 9am) is a massive sleep in around here.  Sometimes I get jealous of other women when they say how their husbands took them out for diner, or got them some nice jewelry or flowers, but then I remember that my husband cleans the dirty diapers, helps mop for the floors (so I don't have to be on my hands and knees), lets me sleep in, plants me tons of flower bulbs and then picks me bouquets....  You get the point.  He may not be the typical romantic husband; but, I am clearly dreading being without him for the next week. 

If you see me, please give me a hug this week.  I'll need it!  My support will be in Quebec :)  And I'm going to miss him with all my heart. 


  1. I don't know how single Moms do it either. When Adam works late I turn into a basket case, and the kids go equally crazy. Hugs! Definitely HUGS.

  2. I know what you mean! With Dan's schedule being so long and crazy its really rough on my and the boys. If you need anything, let me know! ((hugs))

  3. Ahhhh! If I was not working, I would go help. You can do it!