Thursday, June 12, 2008

Auto pilot

There was a time, not very long ago that I was all anxious and stressed about Eric being out of town for a length of time and me acting as Commander-in-Chief of the household.

Oh, how things have changed. This marks Day 4 of Eric being out of town and Day 4 of me getting by just fine with the kids. In the past, my main concern for being anxious was Lincoln's poor sleep habits and the random bouts of hour-scream-fits that are hard to handle at 2 a.m. Another concern of mine was trying to get myself in and out of the shower and ready for work before the kids got up. Specifically, Lincoln. Elaina can handle herself unsupervised as she lay in bed, watching cartoons, but Lincoln does better off tucked in the safety of his crib.

It's already Thursday and this week has been relatively good. I've even surprised myself. My kids are getting older and things just seem to be settling in place for the most part around our house. Although I've missed Eric being around, I've gained a new sense of accomplishment that I can really do this whole solo-parent stint. It's really amazing to me that with each passing day, we continue to establish and collect teensy, little pieces of our roles within our family and we grow together. I, for one, love seeing all of our pieces fit.

1 Welcome Comments:

Kelsey said...

This post gives me hope that there is light at the end of the infant + preschooler tunnel.