Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Flying Solo

Steve is in Texas for the week, leaving me and Captain Crazy Cubbypants to fend for ourselves.

Obviously, I am perfectly capable of taking care of the little man on my own. But having two adults around definitely makes life easier. One can entertain him while the other makes dinner, for example. Also, the possibility of my going to the bathroom alone is considerably greater.

At the moment, Jack and I are working well together. He has watched just half an hour of TV since Steve has been gone. We've eaten nothing but healthy snacks (plus one cookie each). I have made arrangements so that I don't have to miss any workouts. Last night, we even took a trip to the library, where we read a zillion books and were pretty much a model of mommy-son educational adorableness.

Tonight, I'm planning on our baking banana bread together, then maybe doing some paint with water. I am also making an effort to take good care of myself - getting enough sleep, treaing myself to healthy foods and a daily latte from 'bucks. I even have a big bouquet of cheerful orange flowers on my desk.

Why do I have the nagging feeling that soon, all of this is going to fall apart?

By the time Steve gets back, Jack and I will be camped out in front of the TV, watching all six Star Wars movies on an endless loop, eating nothing but goldfish crackers and macaroni and cheese directly from the pan?

6 comments:

newsjunkie said...

Well at least you've started out well, and with full intentions of keeping it up for the whole week.

I have faith in you!

daisybones said...

I'm a single mom until tomorrow night. Last night was awful. Molly is not adjusting to the time change AT ALL so we were up past 11 p.m. and I am the devil if I don't get grown up time after her bedtime. So today? Devil mommy.

She's at the grandies tonight. I quit single mom-hood:)

daisybones said...

Jeez. And also, good luck to you guys. Have fun with your little cub:) I had "submit button regret" when I realized, hello I just hijacked your post to be self-centric. Ergh.

RazZDoodle said...

throw some Hawaiian Punch down his throat. that way, he doesn't get dehydrated

Nibbles said...

With this kind of momentum, I'm sure you and cub will stay on the wagon! You sound like a wonderful mom--painting! Banana bread! Can I come over?

Ovens2Betsy said...

And there's something wrong with that how? You two have a wonderful time!