Monday, February 27, 2012
Today marks the last Monday I will be solo parenting. Andrew has been taking an intense four week course related to work down in Maryland--this is the last week. He's been able to come home on the weekends--which has been an extraordinary relief--but, I assure you, during the week, time moves slowly. Like sludge. It would be a completely different situation if I weren't 6 months pregnant with diminishing view of my feet. I'm learning all different sorts of coping mechanisms, mostly related to chocolate, along with a huge appreciation for mothers who do this regularly. I'm not going to lie, there have been tears, hyper-ventilation, and complete, utter exhaustion, to the point that I can't get off the couch. But, there have also been moments of true inspiration. My neighbors, friends, and family have literally swooped in and rescued the day with their time, their generosity and kindness. Amazingly, I haven't felt as alone as I would have thought. I'm still tired and achy and can't quite figure out how to manage William's outbursts of crankiness, but I'm here. We've survived!
So, sorry if I've been a little absent over here. I know you'll understand!
Image by Jackie Rueda