I can't wait for Andy to get back. This single parenting gig is for the birds!!
I dearly love my children, but I am physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted.
I'm just tired of never having a minute to myself.
Never having Andy to defer to in decision-making. Having to be the only disciplinarian.
Not being able to go to bed early or sleep in or take a nap when I need it.
Not being able to run errands without 5 little ones tagging along.
Having to deal with all of the homeowner stuff. Fixing pipes and garbage disposals and bike chains and doing yard work. Not my thing.
It's funny, because we're on a break, yet I feel like I have even less time and I'm even more tired than I was during the school year.
Maybe it's just the past 9 months crashing down on me all at once. I'm sleep-deprived and grumpy. Tori has started constantly making a noise that could shatter glass. :)
I'm hoping that camp and Vacation Bible School this week give me a nice little break (from a few of the kids at least).
I have to remind myself that we're almost at the end of this deployment. I made it through the freezing cold winter alone. He'll be home soon (relatively speaking) and then "normal life" can resume.
I just need to be very careful not to dump everything on him when he gets back, especially since he's probably even more tired than I am (if that's possible!)
And now I'm going to try to get them all to bed...