Thursday, January 20, 2005

Things to do in Denver when you are Dead

Does anyone have suggestions for my husband concerning what to do in Denver when you are dead? Cause that is what he is gonna be... dead!
Yes, my husband is off the Denver for 2 weeks for work leaving me with a 2 year old and a 6 week old... all by myself. And not only is it 2 weeks, it is the last 2 weeks of my maternity leave! And it doesn't help that he is so excited to leave that he started packing yesterday even though he doesn't leave until Sunday!
Now I know that there are many women out there who do it all the time. My sister is doing it right now with 3 kids... but I didn't sign up for this! I stayed married to my husband with a local job so I wouldn't have to deal with life in this manner.
I have to be honest... I am petrified at the up coming prospect of this trip for him. I usually can make it through the day because I know that Mike will be home soon to save me from losing my mind from a two year old, who, (though adorable) is still TWO! I have not managed to conquer the art of maintaining a schedule for a two year old while staying free and open to a six week old who has no idea what a schedule is! And since Mr. Free and Open is priority, guess who gets in on the deal? I don't think Max has taken a nap before 3 once during this time, which pushes his bedtime back to 10 or 11 o'clock at night! We tried the whole skip the nap and go to bed early trick once and it back fired with a well rested two year old waking up from his "nap" at 11 o'clock! And again I emphasize, WE... not I... WE tried. What the hell am I gonna do trying to really force the subject of a schedule since we are heading back to a more rigid schedule in two weeks.
FOR THE RECORD: I know that I am being over-dramatic and unrealistic. I know that we are going to be just fine and I am even going to enjoy moments of this. I am just pouting. I do not like doing things that I HAVE TO DO. I hate obligation in any form.
Gotta go.. just heard what is left of Max's breakfast hit the floor... at least it is tile and not carpet....
See... I am already seeing the silver lining through my pouting cloudy outlook!


Bekah said...

I was left for four whole days with a two year old and four day old... I just ended up at my mom's most night and prayed to the sleeping gods that Sarah would fall asleep on the way home as to avoid that whole bedtime routine thing... Good luck! You'll be in my thoughts! Call me and I can add a three year old and 18 month old to some excited if you want to get together!

Anonymous said...

I dont know why, but this system won't let me log in to make a comment. Anyway, I can't say that I blame you for your upcoming concerns. I have to admit that I'm not sure I even want children, as I don't know if I could do it. But time and time again, women continue to prove they are stronger than they realize and I'm sure it will happen for you. I can only wish you... good luck:)

Becky Jane

ME said...

You will be fine. I promise. I donot promise that it will be easy or that you will not feel like kiliing either you sons your your husband, but you will mske it. Remember you mom and mine. Not to mention TJ and Paul. Wish I could be there to help. Love

Anonymous said...

Hey Sweetie, don't forget Jim and I are here, and glad to help. In fact I almost called you today to see if you wanted company, as my day opened up unexpectedly. Will talk to you soon.