So, I did it. I decided that, instead of letting my mom take both kids to visit my sister, I would let her take L, since she is older and super hyper and I thought that she would have a good time running around at someone else’s house for a change. And you know, chasing pets around and things like that.
She left Friday afternoon and will be back in about four hours. At first, I seriously didn’t think I would make it. She woke up from her nap on Friday and I cried my face off while I was changing her diaper. She, of course, thought that this was hysterically funny. And then I watched my mom get her into the van and drive away. And then I cried my face off again.
Surprisingly, after she was gone, and as long as I was getting constant updates via text message, I was okay. I mean, it was so strangely quiet in my house that I wasn’t sure what to do with myself. And the lack of Cheerios on the floor was daunting. But, we made it. Baby O and I cuddled and cuddled and played and played. And he made more noise than he ever has in his life. Most likely because, for the first time ever, he could HEAR himself.
The news here, internet, is that I made it. And I got to spend a lot of time bonding with my little dude and hanging out with adults. (I know! Weird, right? I didn’t have to spoon feed ANY OF THEM.) It was a damn good weekend. And now, though I don’t feel as relaxed as maybe I should, I am fully prepared to see my little L and kiss her face off.
But, I survived!
- Dilemma (brokencondoms.wordpress.com)
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Good on you! Isn’t it amazing how relaxing it is to have only one child to take care of? And how hard it can be to part, even if you know they are taken care of and you need to do it for everybody?! Hope your older one had a great time too!
Now that Stella is back in preschool, I love my 2 days a week home with Felix. It’s the first time I’ve gotten to just hang with him and I love it. And it’s so STRANGE to be able to do things like LEAVE MY PURSE ON THE COUNTER without fearing horrendous toddler-driven consequences.
Good for you!