And certainly I don't feel indebted to post here a certain amount of times per week, but the thing is- when I don't post here, I miss it. Like skipping out on a coffee date with a dear friend.
Yesterday, I felt extra lonely, and I couldn't pinpoint why until I realized- ummmm the blog?
Hello, I am still here. I promise.
So what made me abandon my "friend" this week to take my coffee solo, surrounded by masses of children and mountains of laundry?
A couple things.
The weather got nice. Imagine a long, drab winter with a little boy stuck in a small house- literally climbing the walls with so much energy he didn't know where to put it and then imagine the most beautiful weather in the world that just begs you to go outside and drink it up. This week, the weather has been gorgeous, and we have been outside every single minute possible. Carter is like a puppy that needs to be walked. (Yes, I just compared my child to a dog- get over it.) When he can get outside and play- a lot of his behavior problems tone waaaaay down. Because the way our yard is set up, I can't let my kids loose in our yard to play alone. So every minute they're outside? I'm outside. This has very much shifted the dynamic of our weekly schedule.
Aaron runs his own landscape business, and this is his busy season. There are always few weeks during spring start-up that for all purposes I am a single mom. He is gone before they wake up; he comes home long after they are in bed- every single day. A few perks to this mean he just planted (with a helper!) 5 beautiful apple trees for me as a Mother's Day gift and with our outside play, we have been really enjoying the beautiful new deck that he finished up for us last year. It's not all bad. But, as I have no help with the kids, my schedule shifts yet again as I concentrate on survival.
In all my free time, I am preparing for us all (yes Aaron will come) to drive to South Carolina for my sister's wedding. Yes, you read that correctly. 16- (however many it takes) hours in the car with the three kids on a tight schedule to deliver 1 ring bearer, 1 flower girl, and 1 (still sporting baby weight) bridesmaid. While normally I might be excited about an adventure (OK that was a lie…I am a total homebody)- I am resisting the urge to curl up in a ball in the corner and fake a serious illness that might make just sending a Congratulations Sister! card acceptable. Just kidding, Andrea. (sort of) We will be there. We will sacrifice those sanity points to help you celebrate.
So yeah…that has been our week. I totally can't figure out why I have abandoned my computer while fighting for balance out on this tightrope. (-; My excuses are invalid..I know.
Now if you will excuse me, I have 1 alligator baby to feed, 1 little girl to get dressed for school, and 1 little boy to get ready for our morning post-drop-off-sister walk.
It's going to be a good day. It's the weekend. We see Daddy tomorrow. (-;