Friday, February 3, 2012

Week With the Kids - Wrapup

Well, Irish Woman has arrived safely back in Kentucky, and all is right with the world.

On the whole, the week went really smoothly.  I was trying to be funny with my last update.  The kids have been real champs.  Boo had absolutely no separation problems, which surprised both us and his teachers.  He just kept on with his routine, talked to his mom on the phone a couple of days, and was a happy little boy.  Girlie Bear has been a big help, and I think she was just as happy to have Irish Woman home as I was.

For the most part, I was able to keep the balls in the air pretty smoothly.  The house never looked like a tornado had come through, the kids weren't reduced to ramen noodles and hot dogs, and the pets haven't gone feral.  Yes, I'm tired, and I plan on recharging over the weekend, but I'm not totally beaten down or frustrated.

I think the fact that everyone did so well took a lot of worry off of Irish Woman's mind.  She'll be going away every so often for training and to work in other cities, so knowing that we'll be OK for a while will help.

Thanks to everyone for their words of encouragement.  I'm not looking forward to the next time, but at least now I know that I can do it.


Julie said...

well done :) ...

Ruth said...

good for everyone!

Old NFO said...

Glad you survived :-) It is possible, regardless of what the feminazis say, men CAN care for children without female supervision!!!

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