Thursday, October 09, 2008

Flying Solo

I'm doing it again. Being a married single parent. The good part is that it's only until the end of the month this time. Much better than a year, let me tell you! 3 weeks should be a snap. Yeah, right.

Actually, so far so good. Despite 2 of us not feeling our best, the first couple of days have been decent. L'il Sis didn't stay in her own bed again last night, but then she almost never does, so it wasn't a huge surprise.

Big Sis had the day off from school today. So when she came downstairs and wanted to cuddle and watch TV after she was supposed to be in bed, I let her stay up a little later than usual. Besides, I have to get my cuddles with her when I can! She is much more reserved than her sister with affection so I take what I can get.

This morning, after dropping L'il Sis at preschool (and staying for their 1st chapel time), Big Sis and I went to Wal-Mart so she could start spending some of her birthday gift money. There's no denying she is Stretch's and my child: After picking out thank-you cards, she headed straight to the book section and picked out about $25 in books to spend her money on. She never even asked to go to the toy section (and, no, I didn't suggest it). After that, she wanted to go straight home to read her new books. Although I'm not sure why since she started reading them in the car!

Hmm, about 3 more weeks... Can a person completely forget how to cook in that time?


loquita said...

That sounds exactly like me as a kid.

I thought the library was a true paradise -- "The books are free mom!!!". hehe

The Mrs. said...

sweet... solo parenting. Tv dinners all around!!

you know the worst part.... I'm only kinda kidding.

Consider yourself in good company right now. : ) If I may say so.

Jody said...

I chuckled when I read that Lil' Sis never stays in her bed. Neither does our little sister. I don't care as long as she quietly climbs in and doesn't sit in her room and call for us. I know all too soon the cuddles will be hard to come by.

Take the opportunity to boost the economy while Stretch is away and eat out as often as possible. Ha, ha!

Meredith said...

I learned the hard way that husband home at night = cooking. I'm not so sure I like this "eating as a family" thing when I am in charge of it every night.

Family time, schmamily time. I want easy time.

Your Walmart is better than mine. Mine has terrible (as in super-limited) book selections for kids. Must be Texas.

Shannon said...

Hmmm, less laundry? No beard hairs from shaving around the sink? ;)

Guard Wife said...

{{{Hugs}}} I hear you on all this and yes, pancakes DO count and are ALWAYS appreciated. :)