As I said, Steve has only been gone a few days and I have NOT done a good job being both mom and dad. Steve is an IT Consultant and has a pretty flexible schedule. He helps Emily with her homework; he cooks, and can run her to her extra activities while I am still at work or on the way home from work. When I get home, all homework is done and supper is ready. I have a great man. The only good thing about him being gone is I have been going to work late and coming home early.
While he has been gone, I have had to help with homework, get supper ready (thank you McDonald’s), and get her to her extra activities. This has not been an easy task, but we are doing alright. On top of doing all of this, which I normally do not do, I started a blog. Have I lost my mind??
Well last night, I had to take my daughter to one of her activities. No problem, I can handle this, I was a stay at home mom for 8 years after all. Emily had to be somewhere at 6:15, and I was on the computer blogging and she came in at 6:00 and said, “Mommy, isn’t it time to go?” I looked at the clock and I said, “No, we have plenty of time to get there.” I finished my note, went downstairs, looked at the clock and it was 6:11. I scream up to Emily “Come on we have to go! We only have 4 minutes to get there! Hurry up!” (like it was her fault we were running late). We get in the car and she said in her all knowing 11 1/2 year old wisdom, “Mommy, I told you, we had to go at 6:00. It’s not my fault we are going to be late.” I couldn’t help but laugh. Needless to say, I got her there on time. You have to love small towns.