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Monday, April 25, 2011

The Time has Come

It has begun...planting season. This is one of the times of year I am a single parent. My husband will work from sun up to a few hours past sun down. As difficult as this part of the year is for me, I think it is more difficult for him. Some days he will only see the kids for an hour for so. Our son will also struggle with daddy being gone for so many hours. G LOVES playing with his daddy. I am just not as wild as daddy during playtime.
I think I am as ready as I can be. The most difficult part is not having a break. This will be the first year that G is not taking an afternoon nap, so my day will begin around 6:30am and end whenever the kids are both in bed and the housework is finished for the day. I always aim for 8pm bedtime, but this is not always the case. Any mother knows after the kids go to bed, it is time to clean up and prepare for the next day. I also try to stay awake until C returns home to try to stay connected as much as possible.
This will be the first year with E. She does not do well with others holding her either, so a break may be tough to come by. I wonder how baby E is going to handle the routine change, hopefully, she will adapt well. I always try to take the kids out to the field to see daddy at least once in during the day. I am thinking she may be a handful in the tractor trying to push or grab any button or gear that she can get her little hands on. She is not a baby who is just be content to sit quietly. ;)
I am praying for a safe planting season, great weather so they can finished quickly, and peace in my home.

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