I’ve been out of the blogging loop for a week or so. (I apologize to my half-dozen faithful readers). I guess it’s been a scary combination of my wife being out of town, her then returning, my laptop being in the repair shop, the setup at church of a new state-of-art electronic check-in system, and overall general laziness.
As I post from my mobile phone I solemnly swear to blog something meaningful this week. Maybe?!?
As I type this my wife and the mother of my children is in route to us via an International flight from Japan. She’s been gone for 7 days, and I’ve taken on the task of single-parent for a week. After this experience I have a great appreciation for those less-fortunate than myself, raising kids without the help of a spouse; or even grandparents down the street! It’s gone well in her absence, but we are all ready for her to return to our lives. Raising my kids, taking them to school, getting ready for church, eating dinner, reading bed-time stories, wrestling, coloring sesame street characters, playing at the park, and everything else we do is just not the same without our Mommy around to share it with. That’s for sure.
The one and only thing that has driven me crazy in her absence is the patronizing comments from those around me. More than once, actually over a dozen times, I’ve had someone say something to the effect that they can’t believe I haven’t run away yet; or that they can’t believe I’m doing it all by myself; or that they bet the kids are eating take-out pizza every night while Mommy is gone. Will society give us men a little bit of credit? It’s hard taking care of your kids all by yourself, but I’m a parent and an adult. Why couldn’t I care for my kids? I hate being grouped in with the cavemen of the world, just because I’m a dad and a man. Geesh! Enough already! And this rant doesn’t mean I’m going to be a little girl hair stylist any time soon, but I gave it my best shot and I think for the most part my daughter’s hair looked presentable. For the most part…
Today we added a new member to the family. Introducing Buster the Blue Betta! He sits on the table with us when we eat, and even got his tank in on our before dinner prayer circle.
Don't worry Mommy, Buster can't comb Lauryn's hair so your job is secure!
I'm trying this mobile blogging feature. Nice!
Today I had Dylan & Lauryn home with me, so we ran a few errands. I love it that when Dylan & Lauryn are together they hold hands wherever they go. Wonder when that will wear off?
4 days without Mommy and we are still hanging in there. Only 3 more days to go!