He's on the road for 4 weeks soon, and in winter it will be 6! Since we're out here on the east coast and all our family is in midwest and various other places in the country, Jake and I pretty much "go it alone"! (I am not minimizing the help of good friends here either)
For Jake: it's me when he wakes up and me when he goes to sleep. It's me who doles out the discipline, battles over breakfast and the snuggles in the next breath. It's me who does the laundry, mowing, dishes and squishes bugs. But that's NOT the hardest part!
The challenges are two-fold: not only is balancing 2 jobs, a Super Hero and my music as a solo parent pretty tough, but reintroducing Chris into the "family fold" after so many days away is always an expected hill to climb, yet somehow it always surprises me.
I know it's coming, and I'm so relieved when he's back at home, that I sort of throw them together and shut down! I can try to prepare Jake but more importantly I need time to brief Chris: we ignore this, this and this. I respond to that, but not that and IG (ignore) when you hear this noise. It's not really fair to Chris but he's so eager to spend time with Jake he dives right back in. God bless him!
Currently, my life seems to not really be in my control, and the laundry piles are scratching the ceiling. Chris better hurry home for this weekend so I can shovel myself out and catch back up with my life!
Plus, we're all out of underwear!