Thursday, April 20, 2006

Chaos and Single Parenting

Today is the first of 10 days that I will be a "single mother". I always find that when Justin is out of town the first 24-48 hours are completely out of control. The kids seem to always test me to my limits~and 98% of the time I tend to lose my temper. After the first 2 days, we all seem to settle down and live life like normal (whatever that is!) Jed will stay up with me the first night and cuddle, then sleep in our bed. About 5am Blakley will wonder in with a leaky diaper, and 20-30 minutes later Jadyn will begin to cry for milk or a light on. All I would like is for everyone to sleep --in their OWN beds-- until 8:00am, that would make for a great beginning to a day!

Today has been no exception. We woke up to cloudy skies, so I sent them out pretty early so they could get at least some energy out before the "down pour". Blakley and Jed have begun this wrestling thing that I thought only older siblings did. Constantly, they were pushing and bugging each other, and of course, Jadyn could not be left out. So, I think someone was crying at any given point in the day. I think I "threatened" them with everything they own or want. I have gotten pretty good at tuning them out, however, I don't want to be one of those moms who is totally out of touch with the going-ons of their kids.

Let's hope that tomorrow will bring sunny skies, happy hearts, and sisterly and brotherly love!

Gotta go, I thought they were all tucked away sleeping, but the youngest is now crying and about to wake the other 2!


smash said...

Danette! I had no idea that you had a blog. Fabulous! Now we can keep up with each other even when we can't meet. I hope that you are having a fabulous day!
Love, ashley

Justin said...

What great stories...not sure if I wish I was there or if I am glad that I am not. I will be praying for you no matter what. Hope today is more peaceful. Remember to teach their little hearts. I love you! Had a good lunch with some admissions guys. It was a real nice time. talk to you soon,