Flying Solo

Hubs got back tonight from 5 days/4 nights out of town. He left for a mandatory work thing, so I shouldn’t complain. He works hard and as a result I can stay home with Spencer. Plus he was in Temecula, so its not like he was somewhere super awesome. The last time he was gone was for 3 weeks in April and Spencer was much more aware of his absence. He would run to our bed every morning and yell Da! And then his face would crumple. Spencer is used to hubs being gone before he gets up, but for some reason this was especially sad this week.

He had a good time in mama's boots.

I don’t know how single parents do it. I skipped baths, lazed out on breakfast and barely even left the house. In my defense, it was rainy and in Southern California, that means the world is coming to an end. And no one can drive, so it is super dangerous to even leave the house. That and I am lazy and was in a funk most of the days. By the end of day 5, I was trying to have a rational conversation with a toddler. It did not go well and Spencer threw plastic cars at my head while I ignored him and played Angry Birds on my phone. Not my finest moment as a mother.

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4 Responses to “Flying Solo”

  1. Suzanne says:

    One of my best friend’s husbands just went on a business trip for a week…to Hawaii. So not only was she dealing with a sad toddler who kept crying for “Dadeee”, her husband was on a sailboat in the Pacific “working”.

    You sound like you handled it better than I would. If E’s not home by 4 every day I start to lose my mind. Ignoring Little Evan becomes my default mode.

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  2. I could not imagine being on my own for 3 weeks!! 4 days was hard enough!

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  3. Alana says:

    FIrst of those boots and that boy are adorable!
    Secondly I also don’t know how single mom’s do it. They are to be commended that’s for sure!

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  4. Alex@LateEnough says:

    Single moms totally amaze me. Also you being alone for three weeks. I get stressed about one night.

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