Sunday, March 27, 2011

Things I learned...

...while being a single parent for the last 4 days.

~ My blankets are not sufficient for one person. I froze. Husband is a furnace.

~ I get progressively crabbier when I have no break from the boys.

~Toy Story movies are my saving grace.

~ I can handle anything...till 8 p.m.

~ Putting Colin back to sleep at 10:30pm, 11:30pm, 12:30 pm, 2am, 5am, 6am and 7am does not make for a nice mommy.

~ It is amazing how the morning light and the sweet, naughty little smile of your baby helps you forget that you were threatening punishment to him multiple times in the middle of the night.

~Single parents are rock stars. I do not know how they do it.

~ Going to the airport to pick up is much more fun than going to the airport to drop off.

~ And last, but not least, when Husband is home all feels right in the world.

3 comments:

Mrs. B. said...

Congratulations on making it through! It's so hard to parent alone. I am in awe of single parents.

kate said...

bless your heart! 7 times putting the baby down to sleep!?? ohhh my gosh. how old is he? glad your husband is back.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

It is hard enough for me when I have to take care of the pup for long periods of time by myself - I can't imagine what it must be like to take care of an actual child by yourself! Bravo to you!

(And men are definitely furnaces - isn't that part of the reason why we love them? ;o)