"" Three Ladies and a Dad: Days Without Daddy

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Days Without Daddy

Jeremy has been gone for a few days now and "I miss daddy' is a phrase that can be heard frequently in our house. I talked to him for a few minutes last night and he is having a good time. Having Whitney stay with me is making being a single parent much easier.

Jeremy should get back home late this evening so the girls Macie will be ecstatic in the morning when she wakes up. Zoa, on the other hand, is NOT a morning person. That girl will be the last one up at night and will sleep until 10:00 on the weekends. She was such a good sleeper when she was a baby and thankfully, she has not outgrown sleeping in!

Ironic. I thought I would have a hard time getting everyone dressed and out the door in time this week. But, your subconscious is a funny thing. Knowing I didn't have the option of sleeping in, I have been up at about 5:50 everyday so far. I am not a morning person either. I never hear my alarm. But for some reason, this week I have. I even did some laundry and dishes before leaving my house at 6:45! This is 10 minutes earlier that my normal schedule!

But tomorrow, knowing Jeremy will be home, I'm sure it will all change. But I hope not. I kind of like it not being so fast paced in the morning and I am sure I seem like a much happier mom whn I am not running around yelling, "Where are your shoes!?!?" at 6:54 in the morning.

Oh, and I have been locking the doors the same. Because once I lay down without them all locked up, I think, "Tonight will be the one night...". Dang hubby made me paranoid.

On a bit of a heavier note, today marks one month without Jessie. Please keep Whitney and Jessie's mom in your prayers. I know it will be a tough day for them. If you live around here, you know the weather today doesn't exactly scream a pretty day. And Whitney, if you read this, you must share the signs you have seen. I know you are supposed to blog today.

Until later...


April said...

Girl how in the world did you wake up at 5:50am and get yourself and 2 girls ready, do dishes and laundry, and still get out of the house at 6:45am? That is crazy!

Alaina said...

I don't know! I got up, started coffee and loaded the dishwasher. Wiped off counters then switched out laundry. Then I took the dog out. Poured a cup of coffee then hopped in the shower. I laid the girls' clothes out last night, including bows, shoes and socks. Got out of the shower, grabbed my coffee and woke MJ up. Whitney and I tarted talking to Zoa to wake her up while I put my make-up on. Threw my hair back and Whitney dressed Zoa while I fixed MJ's hair. Out the door at 6:45.

Looking back, that is a lot of stuff in a little amount of time. How I did it? You got me!? Ha! Ha!

April said...

YOu have a dog? I didnt know that!!! And you say you werent rushed doing all of this? Man I get up around 430 or 5 and still rushing not to be late everyday, and I only have 1 kid, with 1 stop!!!

Alaina said...

I don't know why I wasn't rushed. Usually I am, it's the story of my life.

Watch, tomorrow, now that Jer is back home, I will oversleep. Hopefully not though, I like mornings like I have had these last two days. I honestly feel better. (But maybe it's the coffee!)