While I am away traveling to India on business, my wife Catherine will be guest blogging about her experience home alone with our girls. Since I was traveling the first day and didn’t have access to post I will post both today.
A Husband Free Week –
I absolutely love reading my husband’s blogs, his writing is so entertaining. One of my favorite blogs was a series that he wrote while I was in California with family for my Uncle David’s funeral. It was so nicely done that it became a topic of conversation with the whole family & a source of entertainment during a very sad time.
I’m sure this reads as a shameless plug for Johns blog but I bring up his “Time as a Single Father” blogs because it was the longest we had ever been apart in almost 15 years of marriage…. Until this week. Tonight John left for a trip to India.
John has said a few times now that it would be fun if I did a guest appearance on his blog so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. I would like to add a disclaimer in here that I am nowhere near as entertaining as my husband.
We had a pretty normal Saturday, actually calmer than most since we only had two games. Mia had a soccer game at 12:30, Olivia played at 3:30. Both girls walked off the field in victory. We came home & had an early for us chicken taco dinner which is always a hit in this house. Less than an hour later the car service came to pick John up.
The farewell was filled with individual hugs & group hugs… lots of hugs. There were tears, I would like to lie & say it was just the little ones but John has blogged enough that ya’all know I’m a crier. Olivia & Mia cried as John walked out the door while Julia boasted how she has great control over her emotions.
As the car drove away the tears continued to flow. Thankfully the girls chuckled when I mentioned that we no longer had to keep on the College Football game. So we threw on NetFlix & watched a movie. They were not ready to call it a night when that was over so we played Uno.
While we were playing Uno Mia was texting her Dad play by play of what was happening in the game. The 1st game went well, 2nd game ended in an epic Mom/Jules battle. Game 3…. Well I should have seen the warning signs that people were getting tired & cranky but there was no physical altercation & we made it to the end of the game so it could have been worse I suppose.
The girls finally made it to bed, although at almost 11 I still have a stubborn near 13-year-old who is still awake. John is on his flight, in business class, with a fully reclining seat with complimentary bar as I sit on the couch hoping that the next 6 days go quickly!