This is going to be an interesting week. Joe has just left on a five-day business trip to the West Coast, so I am the solo parent for a while. This won't change our day-to-day routine much, but it will mean that the boys and I will be having dinner alone, and that I'll be doing the bedtime routine alone. It also means I'll be washing the dinner dishes and changing the cat boxes myself. And that I'll be getting up for any night wakings. Yes, Joe usually does all those things, and yes, I'm aware that he's a saint.
It's also this week that my new job is finally going to start. I'm going to have to find two to three extra hours each day to do an editing project by the end of the week. It can't slide into the weekend, because at the end of the week, we're going on a trip.
Which means that somehow in the midst of all this other stuff, I also have to get the three of us packed and ready for a relatively complicated two-week trip, most of which I will be handling as a solo parent.
No, I'm not complaining. Of course not. All these things could be seen in a 'glass half full' sort of way. I'm delighted that Joe's job allows me to stay home with Big One and Little One, and I'm glad they trust him enough to send him across the country to talk about the company. I'm pleased that the editing opportunity came my way, and that I'm going to be able to contribute to the family budget. And I'm beside myself with excitement about that forthcoming trip.
I wouldn't have it any other way.
It's going to be very, very interesting, that's all.
Just don't expect much blogging.