Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I have learned a few things from this trip:

#1- Even though you have one REALLY great trip home as the solo parent of your children for a week, it doesn't mean that you are promised a second one.

#2- My children enjoy consequences for disobedience(apparently).

#3- You cannot possibly see everyone that you want to see on one trip home, even if it is for 2 weeks.

#4- After applying sunblock Xs 5, you must then remember to cover yourself or you will regret it for DAYS.

#5- The screaming and yelling in pain that I get from my 6 yr old when I "do" her hair is an act. I have now witnessed her get her hair braided (in two pigtails, I might add and with a rat-tail comb!!!!) by a complete stranger on the 4th and she didn't move an inch or wince even one time. BUSTED!!

#6- People (as in some friends of mine) have assumed that my children run around like pigpen with no shoes and dirt tracks on their skin, because they were all SHOCKED that they "ALL" had on shoes and "hair combed" for a movie outing. Seiously, They were ready to give me a medal for it. (???)

#7- I HATE living out of a suitcase!!!

#8- My 16 mo old doesn't understand that Daddy is at home looking at us through the web-cam and gets ticked off when she tries (repeatedly) to kiss him and can't.

#9- I don't EVER want to be a single parent.

#10- My husband and I were not made to be apart for this long. I miss him too much :o(

Truly though, I am looking forward to more visits with friends & family, but oh-so-glad that I am driving home in 2 days!!!

I even miss my gym.


Heather said...

I'm sorry this trip isn't going as well for you as the last one :(

#5 ... yep, she sat there like a princess!

#8 ... too cute!

#9 ... I often think this when Brandon comes home late or has to work on a Saturday all day

Love you!

Cheryl said...

I love #2. It's the only conclusion I can come to in my home sometimes. :o)