Friday, July 18, 2008

He's coming home!

Lance is coming home tonight from his last overnight trip of the summer! Yippee! I'm so excited. Although this summer has been the easiest yet with the kiddos, they're older, they went to grandparents for a week, it's still not my favorite time of the year! I really admire single mothers - whether it's a permanent situation or whether it's long-term temporary - like military wives or women whose husbands work somewhere else and don't make it home often. I'm a single mom every year in June and July and while I love it the first week, the rest of the time, not so much!

These are the things we do while Lance is gone:

swim, swim, swim

see movies - we've seen WallE (very good!) and Kung Fu Panda (not so much!)

eat sandwiches and chicken nuggets for dinner - yes, really every night, well except when we have mac n cheese!

read books, play games, ride bikes, go to the park

I have little structure and it is summer, after all - but I'm ready for him to come home and have a little more structure.

I try to make things fun for them while he's gone so that they are making happy summertime memories. The hard part for my kids is that our vacations will never be in June or July like the rest of the free world and sometimes you just need Dad around to talk to for fix stuff.

N is starting to get to the age that he needs his Dad around more and I think we are going to have to get more creative to make that possible.


Jenn Greeley said...

Yay! I know MommaJen is happy.

QuiteContrary said...

Wow! I am blessed, Larry has never had to travel with his job and I suspect I might not have any hair left on my head if he did - I no doubt would have pulled it all out. Congrats on successfully making it through the summer!

Ladybuggin' said...

Have fun while on vacation. Our vacation won't be until November. Since we don't have children yet it isn't a problem to be gone for a week in the fall, rather than summer. I've been to South Padre and I love it, however all we ever do is go to the beach.

Becky said...

Summer is super for us!! That's when Dad is home! Our time is coming soon to see very little of him from Aug-Nov!! :o(
It definately gets hard on me and the kids!