We’ve had it so good with TJ being off work since Jonah’s birth day on October 12. He’s made breakfast for us each morning since we came home from the hospital, done a million loads of laundry, all the cleaning, taking both kids so I could sleep and recover, ran all the play activities of the day, and really made for an easy transition for Sadie accepting a “foreign” person into her little world.
He has to go back to work tomorrow and I have been dreading it like we used to dread him returning to college in Texas back when we were dating long distance. You know the date of departure is coming and tears instantly well up without a moment passing.
I love having him home to keep me company and I honestly have no idea how I am going to navigate productive days on my own with two littles and all their demands (especially when we are in the thick of a massive growth spurt and I am nursing almost every hour).
I know eventually I will find my new routine and get into a groove, but I also know that to get there will take time and many failed attempts that simply end in some not so great days where I question my ability as a Mom.
Anyhow, I’m so thankful that we saved all that vacation time for this season in our lives as a family so we could relax together and make memories with the four of us.
A personal favorite memory was one morning where we took a family walk around the neighborhood, and then came home and painted a pumpkin together. It was the simplicity of the things we did to fill our days together that was so wonderful…And there were also plenty of mornings where we all just got to lay in bed and snuggle…