I made it ya’ll! One week alone with the kids and the house is still standing. The kids are both alive. I’m alive. A bit tired but alive! Last Sunday I told you guys that Demo was leaving for a week on a business trip. I was so worried about being alone. You see; I have a very active imagination and kept thinking about natural disasters (*cough, zombie apocalypse*) that could happen while we were apart…don’t ask, I’m weird that way). After spending one week alone with them children, I realized there are things that I really missed while he was gone.
3 Reasons why I miss you – One week alone recap!
The most that I’ve been alone with the kids is the few hours that Demo is at work or if he goes out to play Magic: The Gathering. He’s never slept out, and I think the latest he’s ever made it home is around 11 pm. So him being gone for a whole week was brand new for the kids and me.
One the first night I was soo scared of being alone! I took the kids into my bedroom and put the laundry basket behind the closed door. Like that would keep the zombies away! The nights after I didn’t put the basket there (figured that unless the zombies were planning on folding the dang laundry, there really wasn’t a point). Although we still had family dinners every night while he was gone, it just wasn’t the same.
Other than that, the kids were “well” behaved and surprisingly enough, I was able to get them both to bed before 8 pm the whole week that he was gone. But still, I missed him a lot. Especially for the 3 reasons below.
Face to face venting about the kids.
Although we talked every day while he was gone, venting is so much better when done face to face. Especially after a long day of dealing with the toddler.
Someone that takes the trash out.
Ok first, I should say that I’ve taken the trash out lots of time. BUT, it’s so much better when he does it! Lol, We have this huge garbage bin that gets picked up every second Wednesday. I’ve gotten so used to him doing it that I ended up forgetting to put it out on the curb for pick up. Yep, total fail.
This came as a HUGE shock to me! But while he was gone I missed his snoring. I know!! The same snoring that kept me out of the bedroom for the first six months of both of my children’s life. The same snoring that would wake me up and kept me up for hours on end, that’s the sound that I missed the most while he was gone. It’s such a protective sound in the dark of the night. It’s so loud that I’m pretty sure that’s what’s keeping the zombies away.
All zombies jokes aside, I really missed having him around for hugs and moral support when I’m feeling some type of way. One week alone wasn’t too bad but the kids and I are really happy that he is back.
So these are my 3 reasons why I miss him. What are you grateful for this week? I love hearing from you.
Be sure to come back next Sunday for another Grateful Sunday post.