Thursday, March 21, 2013

The First Night Away From Home

Tonight is going to be the first night I've spent the night away from the kids unless you count a hospital stay for gallstones (which in my book writhing in pain doesn't count). So in my totally not insane fashion I have prepared everything for tomorrow morning. There are post-stick notes everywhere the eye can see. It is like a field of yellow sticky paper telling my Hubby what to do next.

 Its not like he's not a competent guy but I'm sure my detailed step by step directions of how to do pigtails will make all the difference in their morning. I rehearsed it with my son last night and I cant say it went very well. He couldn't seem to make the hair bands work and there seemed to be lots of hair pulling and wrestling to the floor involved which I generally don't do when fixing my daughters hair. I'm a little paranoid about the hair since I had lice in my eye while teaching pre-k but that's a whole other story. So I do insist on it going up. 

There are detailed direction about socks and lunches. There are even details about which bear goes where for bed time. He should be all set. I have packed multiple lunches I have done laundry, written notes to teachers ahead of time even prepared dinner in little plastic containers which I know no one will eat. 

My son says he's going to be Mommy tomorrow. My daughter says she'll be Mommy too. I guess there's going to be a lot of people telling each other what to do. Which should be fine cause three people being on charge of one is totally a recipe for a smooth morning.

So I'm relaxed, totally relaxed not at all paranoid that something horrible will happen and everyone will get sick, get lice, forget to go to school, get lost, set something or someone on fire, drown in a horrible scuba diving accident or loose a limb while using a can opener.  

Totally ...fine...and relaxed


Kristi Campbell said...

I feel you about leaving the kids. I have a really hard time with that, too, and hardly ever do it. I love the line of "I guess there's going to be a lot of people telling each other what to do" because they're all going to be mommy. Funny.
Have a great trip. And hopefully nobody loses a limb. You must have one heck of a can opener though! ;)

Alice in East Washington said...

Thanks for stopping by The Owl's Skull. I know exactly what you mean LOL. The Swedish Chef has always been one of my favorites:)! I'll be following your work:). Alice

Chandelle Foote said...

Thanks for stopping by Mommy In the Making! Hope you can enjoy your night away! :)

Aunt LoLo said...

Enjoy yourself! You sound a lot like me, so know I have your best interest at heart when I say....chill out! haha Sometimes I have to remind myself that tardies, cereal dinners ad late bed times aren't the end of the world. Hope you have a blast ! Where are you off to??

Amy Glass said...

:) Enjoy your night. Love reading your blog.

Julie Maloney said...

Luckily I have boys so it's easy for my husband to manage the house when I can't. I'm in the hospital a lot because I have a rare immune system disorder that lands me there all the dang time. I hope all is well with you!

Anonymous said...

How did it go?

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