That’s right. My husband, partner, bff and father of my children has left me. Apparently, it’s way more important for him to run off for 9 days for job training. Something about earning a paycheck and supporting five humans and one cat.
The kids are asleep and I’m proud to say that I’ve survived. **Nevermind. Child #2 has just opened her bedroom door and is making her way over to me as I type.** Ok. Let’s try that again. Kids are asleep. My evening, unfortunately, did involve me screaming orders to deaf ears and one phone call to Daddy. I would be a terrible single parent. I think I have some rough days ahead of me because I don’t play the role of disciplinarian willingly. I’m no good at it. I’m a lover, not a fighter.
So, I thought I’d try to post something everyday. Maybe I won’t feel so lonely. And since I’ve spent much of this post being pathetic, I’ll make it up to you with some of the pictures we took for Charlotte’s 1st birthday and Christmas.
Sweet Charlotte, oh how I love thee!
Look at her shoes! I planned her whole outfit around them!
I had a moment of brilliance before picture-taking commenced. I figured we had a short window of time before the meltdowns began. And so we did Charlotte’s pictures first since they were more important than Christmas pictures.
Charlotte would not sit down and Ana was having anxiety about not having skin contact with Shane. So I suggested this pose since they would all think it was fun. I even suggested the girls bounce on Caleb. I used this pose for the Christmas card.
And this is, by far, my most favorite picture of the kids! It makes me laugh and smile and think about 20 years from now when they have all left us and I will cry from missing them so much.
I even tried to bribe Ana with my iPhone. Can you spot it?