Sunday, March 16, 2008

great, just great

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.


Ipo said...

ahh, sounds like my life - my dh has been working 6-7 days a week for the last month which leaves all the home tasks to me and very little time for dh and dd to hang. the real trick is embracing it, knowing that everything won't always get done, prioritize and stay focused and calm. the other trick is to get an hour here and there of no kids around - family is great for this - and you'll be amazed how much you can get done in an hour when you know it is one of the only 1-2 hours that week without a child around :-)) good luck!! and maybe blog a bit about the upcoming trip, would like to hear more about that.

Sandy said...

Hey, on Thursday there is no public school, and John Henry is coming over, we might go to the movies, or for a romp in the woods, quite possibly both. If you want, I could also take Big One and Little One to give you a wee break. Sorry it can't be sooner...

ps E wants to see the new Horton Hears a Who movie - might be beneath Big One?

elsie deluxe said...

I'll find a minute to post about the trip, definitely.

Sandy, thanks for the offer. Thursday is a day when a bunch of kids come to my house for a combined science and music class. So that won't work, but I really appreciate the idea.