Monday, January 07, 2008

Grounded

No... not any of my kids....ME!! Steve is off to Florida for his annual Sales Conference tomorrow and that means too many days of not running for me. I suppose I could get up at the crack of still-the-middle-of-the-night and run, to be certainly home before the kids woke up, but that just does not feel right to me. Am I using it as an excuse? I suppose one could argue that point. If I had the two older boys only, it would not be a question; my running could continue even in the throws of single-parentdom, but having a wee one in diapers - just feels like the "bad mommy" award knocking on my door.

So, what else will I be unable to do/accomplish while Steve is gone: Sleep well (as I always am anxious when he is away), be able to sleep past 6am, for it is nearly impossible to shower and get myself ready without Steve ushering the wee ones to and fro, making sure they are clothed, fed and ready to depart, get any "me" time, unless you could count my 6 minute showers... I know I can handle it when he is away. Heck; I managed to take care of 2 kids under 2 for 7 weeks, prep and then sell a house, pack and move while Steve was working in AZ before we moved from CA, so I know I can do this.

It just makes me awfully thankful that he does not have to do this on a regular basis.

1 comment:

Renee said...

Samantha,

You can doing anything!!! Hang in there!

It was great to get your card and view your Blog site.

Happy Belated B-Day! Bil turned 51, New Years Day too. I was 50 October '06, yuk, where does time go?

At any rate, you all look so happy and terrific. Hope Mom is well, give her my best.

Miss you all and Love loads,
Renee and Bil XOXO (redpl@aol.com)