Solo Mothering

August 24, 2015 at 10:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This is night three of solo parenting – James is in Rome for a conference and I’ve got the kids until Thursday. The weekend was pretty rough, with Violet needing constant attention, and Liam begging for attention the minute I put her down for her short naps. He started a line down the hall of his stuffed animals, his “babies” that all needed nursing, entertaining, and a book read to. I told him when Vi wakes up she gets to cut in line. This mommy never got a break!

Tonight neither one of them wants to go to bed. We had a late dinner and it threw everyone off. Violet has gone down three times tonight and she keeps waking up. Liam very helpfully finished his dinner, got his own dessert, and pretty much got himself ready for bed. I’m thankful he’s so self-reliant! But it’s already almost 9:30 and I still have to read him a story (them, actually, because Vi is sitting on my lap, wide awake as can be), try and get Violet down yet again, then tackle the dishes from dinner and set out all of Liam’s breakfast things. And I’ve still got one load of laundry to finish – folding will have to wait until tomorrow I guess. Sigh. There’s a bottle of chocolate wine in the fridge that’s calling to me…

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