After spending almost 5 days with my sister-in-law and seeing what her normal day is like juggling 4 kids, I'm realizing how little she sits and how productive she is. She prepares delicious dinners (I was treated to stuffed peppers and eggplant parm!), bakes, helps the 2 older girls with their homework, and countless other things.
My nieces and nephew are sleeping upstairs and my brother and sister-in-law are at a movie. They don't get out much because, as my brother puts it, they have 4 kids and trust issues. Lol! Glad I'm here to give them a night out.
I'm so sad right now. It's almost 2am in NJ. I got here about 2 hours ago and I already miss my kids terribly. Also, my dear friend's daughter is sick which I feel very deeply and am helpless to do anything about it. And another thing that I can't share yet weighs on me, too. I'm hoping a good night's sleep makes me feel a tiny bit better. :-(
I'm flying back east Thursday afternoon. On top of the usual stuff, I also have to pack stuff for a scrapbooking weekend. I was already stressed out and then I got my BP at the dr. 160/something. Yikes! Then 140/something. Yikes again! Now I'm REALLY stressed. =(
Today begins 5 days of solo parenting while the husband attends a conference in the city. With school being closed Monday and Tuesday, that's a lot of solo parenting! Fortunately, we got a last minute invitation to go to Tahoe Sunday - Tuesday! 3 parents and 5 kids... Looking forward to it!!!
This is more like a 'Whinefest' than a bitchfest, but the fact that it's supposed to rain tomorrow on Halloween, along with us only having 1 car, totally bites. I don't have a car to take the kids to school if it's raining. I don't have a car to drive them home if it's raining. I'm picturing a whole lot of wet and some sad kids for tomorrow. =(
I'm freaking out about being a 1-car family right now. The minivan finally gave out. We can't buy another until our mortgage refinance goes through. Until then, all of the commitments for carpooling to school and driving for field trips are cancelled. =(