On our own

J. left this morning. He is in New York for the draft this weekend, so we are on our own all week long.


I miss him already and he has only been gone since 9am this morning. Who am I kidding? I was missing him as I was kissing him goodbye.

I really have no right to complain. I know he hates being away from the girls (and me, too, I hope!) as much as they hate him being away.  And he kept telling me we should come out for the week and explore New York, which of course would have meant not having to be away from him again.

But, I just didn’t have it in me. Now that we have the girls, even when we only had Em, it just gets so complicated traveling with kids. We still do a lot of it, and I do enjoy it, but it is A LOT of work.

AND I just got the girls into a routine in the new house. We are all kind of getting some sleep and starting to mellow out. PLUS I knew that J. would be working all week, and April in New York? Well, it isn’t supposed to be much warmer than 50 degrees all week, with a pretty good chance of rain many of the days. The thought of pulling two, tired girls around a rainy city trying to find indoor stuff to do…it is exhausting just thinking about it, you know?

Excuses, I know. So instead, I’ll just complain, miss J., and count the days til he comes back to us! Or maybe…I’ll get the rest of my scrapbooking stuff organized and get to scrappin’! I have so many great ideas and photos to catch up on.

It is a nice thought. We’ll see…


4 Responses to “On our own”

  1. 1 Colleen April 24, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Well… Zoe and I made it through our week last week without Nick. By the end I was exhausted… but we survived. I’m sure it’s harder with 2… but you’ll make it. Enjoy having the whole bed to yourself!!!

  2. 2 Kimmer April 24, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    I understand the lonely, Care. I had one of those days today. But, I also totally understand the work that goes into traveling with kids and sometimes it is easier to stay put. He’ll be home before you know it!!

  3. 3 Jackie April 26, 2007 at 7:26 am

    I’m so emotional lately this blog made me cry. I, too, understand the lonely though with kids it must be harder. At least here, when work days are long or P. is away training or deployed, I just have to worry about taking care of–and mopping– myself. Thinking of this makes me terrified to raise little army brats.

  4. 4 carrievoris April 26, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    you’d be just fine, jack. somehow when you have a baby – God also gives you this incredible “mommy strength” and you just figure it out as you go. you’re a lot stronger than you think! being a mommy definitely has shown me that.

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