with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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This past weekend I drove the kids to their Grandma’s house for the second annual Week Of Attending VBS And Being Eight Hours Away From Mommy And Daddy. The kids traveled…really well, actually (I KNOW - not blog fodder AT ALL) and the night I spent there was pretty uneventful apart from the early-morning freak-out by my daughter because her brother was TOUCHING HER PILLOW.
Last year when the kids were gone my husband and I felt like we were swimming in circles. We’ve gone away without them a few times and being in a different locale with new things to do and see make it so that we miss them, but that we aren’t lost and floundering.
I’ve had a pretty rough start again this year, I have to admit. I burst into tears as I drove away from my Step Mom’s house and it took me a good twenty minutes to pull myself together. When I called to say goodnight to the kids the younger two started to lose it and I did too and then my husband took the phone away from me. I called yesterday morning and asked my Step Mom if I should come and get the kids. Her response: “The kids are FINE all day long. Give them a chance to adjust to bedtime. See you Friday.”
So. My husband and I have made plans for each evening that we have to work during the day and have some pretty cool adventures planned for the Thursday and Friday that we have off before she brings them home. Better to be busy elsewhere than to be sitting here deafened by the silence.
How about you guys? What do you (or would you) do if you were at home without the kids?
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