It’s 10pm..Do You Know Where Your Children Are?
Do you remember that commercial growing up?
I know where mine are, 2 are on my bed (good thing for king size), and I swear 1 has taken residence up in my bed for the last 3 days and I just don’t have the heart to ask him to leave. One is in their bedroom, supposedly reading..hmmm, I’m not so sure I buy that, but it’s quiet and well, I’ll take quiet right now.
When your husband travels, I think you just do what you have to do to get through the days and nights until he gets back home. I learn to pick my battles when he is not around and well, some of them are just not important enough to argue and fight about. Sometimes I consider it a damn good day when everyone is up and dressed and out the door for school in one piece. It really is tough being a one parent household,honestly, much praise and admiration to all you single parents out there. It’s a damn hard job and you’re doing fantastic!
At the end of the day like this, when we all have made it through and no one has been injured (by themselves or each other)and everyone has been tended to, I can look at all their sleepy little faces and smile. I can smile because A) their happy little rear ends are going to bed (yea!) and B) as crazy as they make me sometimes, I truly am in love with all of them. I can look in their faces and be reminded of their father, whether it’s their noses, or their eyes or their mannerisms, they all carry a piece of their father with them. When I’m missing him, all I have to do is look at them, he’s there.. because they are a piece of him.