Casey got home last night from his long weekend in Minnesota and we’re all super pumped to have him back, for various reasons. We all missed him a lot, obvi. (<—sorry) But I know Crosby particularly missed the made-up songs that his papa (loudly) sings to him on the changing table. I missed taking a shower in peace and, on this particular day, having someone around who is willing to be on the “removal” end of the Nose Frida. ::shudder:: And the dogs? They likely missed having someone around who doesn’t bark (heh) at them nonstop to quit making so much noise during nap time. So, anyways. Welcome home Casebear. We all missed you like crazy! And will continue to miss you since you won’t be home until after a work event tonight. Waa.
How do single parents do it?! I only have one fairly easy kiddo and I still got worn out by taking care of literally everything for just 4 days. I mentioned to a friend, who asked how it was going, that the first two nights Casey was gone I put Crosby to bed at 7:30, and by 7:31 I was sitting on the couch with a glass of wine. (See! I told you in one of my last posts… netflix and wine, people. That’s the majority of my evenings. Netflix and wine.) But anyways, single parents. I can’t imagine. I can’t imagine my long weekend being your every single day. Not that my weekend was especially hard, it was actually great fun. But also? Exhausting. There’s no off button when you’re doing it alone. There’s no downtime to even like, look the other direction. You have to be on and focused at all times. Lest you want your child to drop a book on his head resulting in a little cut right between his eyes (guilty). It’s so much easier to have someone else to help partner you through the good, bad, the smelly and the snotty. But also, to share in the fun stuff too! So single, parents… you have my utmost respect. You have my admiration. You can also have all of my wine.
All that said, we honestly did had a really great weekend. We hit up a bunch of parks. We found a Halloween costume for the Cros. (It’s not the turkey hat below, though I think that’s going to be mandatory at Thanksgiving this year.) We also went on a whole bunch of walks, met up with some pals, got ice cream with some old friends that were in town, and went to a barbecue. The weather was aces and I made lasagna. Among other less notable food things. I also cleaned the house, decorated for Halloween (Don’t get too excited. I have approximately 3 decorations so it took me all of 7 minutes to “decorate”.) and made it about halfway through an actual book. BTW, ever since I got past the annoyance of the word “tidying”, I’m actually really loving the The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I like to imagine a really clean, clutter-free home filled with only things I truly love… Which would be my family, my Birkenstocks, Crosby’s baby book, and of course, Netflix and wine.
This week is supposed to be beautifully fall-ish so we’re hoping to spend a bunch of time outside. That is, if a certain little person’s aforementioned snotty nose is kept under control. There is nothing worse than seeing your kid wake up with a face full of crust. Actually, I’m sure there are many things that are much worse than that. But on this particular day, it’s the worse. And the grodiest.
Grainy iphone photos, ahoy!
That’s it. That’s all.
Happy Tuesday, my friends!