Monday, January 30, 2012

Week With the Kids - Day 1

Today will probably be remembered as the easiest day.

I worked until late last night, and then worked for a couple of hours again in the wee hours of the morning.  I got the kids off to school, went to a couple of appointments, and basically just puttered around the house for the rest of the day.

Dinner was chicken fajita quesadillas with a salad and fruit.  Both kids ate heartily.  Supplies look good for the rest of the week.  Dinner tomorrow night will be spaghetti with sauce I've already made and thrown in the crock pot.  I'll just put the crock in its cradle in the morning and make the pasta when I get home from work.

Girlie Bear has been a godsend.  She's good at doing the big sister thing by making sure Boo doesn't hurt himself or anyone else while I cook or clean up.  She's currently putting the finishing touches on homework before she heads off to bed.

Boo had a "very active and happy" day at school, and he nodded off at 7:30 or so.  I put him to bed and he didn't protest at all.  Before dinner, he continued to be both happy and active, and my living room looks like a bomb went off, but it's mostly just toys and such that I can pick up before going to bed.

All tuckered out

Irish Woman made it to Iowa with no issues, which is good.  Last week the first group of her co-workers to go for this training had to return to Chicago after take off when the airplane cabin started filling with smoke.  Luckily her trip has been boring so far.  She has called a couple of times to talk to Boo, and he seems to be accepting Mommy being away.  We'll see how he does in a couple of days.

Our one crisis so far has been that the pinball machine doesn't seem to want to work properly.  When I turn it on, it goes into some weird error state.  Irish Woman knows how to make it work, and I'll figure it out.  We use pinball as a reward for good behavior, and I had to resort to letting Boo watch Star Wars after dinner instead.  Note the light saber in the photo above.

So far, so good.


Old NFO said...

:-) Ah... the question is, who is more worried, Irish Woman or you??? :-)

DaddyBear said...

Oh, she is, by far. This is the first time she's been away from Boo since he was born.

Coop said...

God speed... Sounds like you are doing fine so far. From my limited experience, a change of routine isn't necessarily a bad thing either.

As long as mommy remembers and realizes that boo (and girlie bear) is good hands, everything will be fine... its not you, its just a change in mommy's nesting routine.

Just keep up the good work.

Jeff said...

The "All Tuckered Out" photo looks like a painting. You should have it printed onto a canvas.
Sounds like you have things well in hand. Good luck with day two.

Creative Commons License
DaddyBear's Den by DaddyBear is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at