How do single parents or single-because-your-spouse-travels-for-work parents do it? My husband recently started a job with a gentleman because his business was too busy for just him. Well, it seems it may be too busy for just him AND my husband.
He's been working very long hours and I have been the primary parental unit for over 3 weeks now. And there's no end in sight. Being the only one who maintains the house, cooks the meals, diapers the bottoms, corrects the behavior, weeds the garden, buys the groceries, taxis the ballerina, etc... is plain exhausting. I feel as though all of my parenting resolve is out the door and has been replaced with a "whatever makes you stop screaming" attitude. That's bad, right?
While I know their little characters are important, I'm really hoping these last couple of weeks will fade from memory and that they will not become sluggards who consume only processed food and neglect personal hygiene.
I love them. And they make me tired. And I think bedtime is at 5:30 because they all skipped naps today.