Sunday, September 24, 2006

Single Parenthood

I swear to God, some days I know exactly how it feels to be a single parent and...IT SUCKS!! Wade is working soooo much lately and this was the second Sunday where he has been gone all day and night. I took Sydney to church after the service (Grace went with my godparents) to see the unveiling of our new Sunday School area and by the time we walked and walked and walked to see the new rooms my arm felt like it was going to fall off. It really was getting numb. You simply take for granted the, "here you go, honey" factor. There was NOONE to give her to and I couldn't put her down for a good 20 minutes. By the time we got to the car I wanted to close my eyes and the whole thing took just under an hour. Whew. The day was so damn long. Now I know some of you reading this are probably cursing and telling me to cry a f*cking river, but unless you have a spouse that is gone more than he is there, you have to feel the tiniest bit sorry for me. Sure, there are perks to be married to my husband. He is an incredible person. Very sweet, loving and (of course) hardworking. He brings me food home on a regular basis and has never said one negative thing about my lack of homemade food. And when I do cook he acts like it should be on the Deep Fork menu. So really, this is less about him as a person and more about how sucky it is to be the wife of an overacheiving maniac! So really, is there really any wonder why my kids go to bed so damn early?

4 comments:

brooke said...

girl, i do not blame you for putting your kids to bed so early. i feel you on the schedule thing. nick worked for so many years the same type schedule as wade, and i thought i'd loose it. and i only had one kid then!

Anonymous said...

I feel bad. You know how cranky I get when I think Don will get home at 6:00!!! And the weekend thing!!AAHHH! Yuck.
Summer

lcmossman said...

I have often pondered the single mother thing since Sean has been working crazy amounts, too. It's so amazing how much you take for granted little things like daddy giving the bath or even just entertaining the kid while you put away the dishes. When you're alone with them for that amount of time, I think you really do start to go insane. It'll get better.

ashli said...

Quit feeding her so much and maybe you lug her around better! JK! Love that big Syddie!